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Stamp seal

Period:
Sasanian
Date:
ca. 3rd–7th century A.D.
Geography:
Iran or Mesopotamia
Culture:
Sasanian
Medium:
Onyx, nicolo
Dimensions:
0.28 x 0.12 x 0.35 in. (0.71 x 0.3 x 0.89 cm)
Classification:
Stone-Stamp Seals
Credit Line:
Gift of John Taylor Johnston, 1881
Accession Number:
81.6.266
Not on view
Formerly collection of George Eastwood, London; before 1866, purchased by Rev. Charles W. King, Trinity College, Cambridge, England; 1881, purchased by John Taylor Johnston, New York, from Rev. Charles W. King, through Gaston L. Feuardent; acquired by the Museum in 1881, gift of John Taylor Johnston.
Brunner, Christopher J. 1978. Sasanian stamp seals in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 13, p. 21.
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