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Conoid Agate Stamp Seal

SKU: R.50A.
Period: Late Assyrian.
Date: 7th/6th Century BC.
Dimensions: 12 x 16 mm
Material: Agate Stone.
Condition: Extremely fine.

Description

Description

Conoid stamp seal, expertly carved from agate Stone, features a prominent eight-pointed star, a symbol often associated with divinity and cosmic order in ancient Mesopotamian cultures.
Dating back to the 7th or 6th century BC.

The Late Assyrian and New Babylonian periods were characterized by significant cultural and artistic achievements. Artifacts from this era, such as this seal, provide valuable insights into the religious and administrative practices of these powerful civilizations, showcasing their intricate iconography and symbolism.

Seals like this were commonly used for authenticating documents, securing goods, and as personal amulets. The eight-pointed star motif would have conveyed powerful religious and protective symbolism, making it a valuable object in ancient society.

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