Ancient Syrian. Carved black stone oil lamp, the bearded figure serving as the ansa. On the surface, an incised fish design. 200 AD (3 ½" x 1 ½")
Ancient Syrian. Limestone stamp seal in the shape of a scarab: two deer in battle scene incised onto the back. Hole for wearability. 1000 BC (3/4" x 1/2")
Ancient Syrian. Red jasper cylinder seal: three standing figures and an animal heads. Hole for wearability. 1000 BC (2")
Sadigh Gallery has a vast collection of ancient oil lamps from different cultures around the world. This video is a preview of some of the oil lamps we currently have. It features oil lamps from Ancient Rome, Greece and Syria. Stay tuned for the second part of this video that will feature oil lamps from ancient Byzantine and the Holy Lands. Thank you for watching. www.sadighgallery.com
Cylinder Seals were created in the Near East around 3,000 B.C. They were carved from stones and the engravings on them, inverted, were always commemorative and administrative in nature. They were pressed into wet clay to leave an impression of their design. They were used to seal vessels, consign goods and usually placed on door latches of storerooms to ascertain whether the contents stored within had been tampered with or not. The hardened impression became a permanent record, a sign of ownership. The designs on the seals usually depict a narrative which is often religious or political in nature. Visit our website to see our entire collection.
Three bronze figures in close embrace. Stylized hair, protruding noses, middle figure has arms around the figure on either side, the others embrace back. Dirt patina. 800-500 BC (4 1/2" x 1 1/2")
Ancient Syrian seals. One steatite cylinder seal with seated figures and a horned animal (1 ¾" ), one black steatite stamp seal with a seated figure facing another standing figure ( 2 ¼" ). Incised of design of fish visible.
Both wearable. 2000 BC
Ancient Syrian. Beige limestone cylinder seal: two horned animal and a standing figure in the middle. Bird-like figure also visible. Hole for wearability. 2000 BC (1”)
Featuring artifacts available at Sadigh Gallery Ancient Art, Inc. To see more information regarding these artifacts, visit www.sadighgallery.com