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Stamp seal

Period:
Sasanian
Date:
ca. 5th century A.D.
Geography:
Iran or Mesopotamia
Culture:
Sasanian
Medium:
Carnelian
Dimensions:
0.08 x 0.55 x 0.47 in. (0.2 x 1.4 x 1.19 cm)
Classification:
Stone-Stamp Seals-Inscribed
Credit Line:
Gift of John Taylor Johnston, 1881
Accession Number:
81.6.288
Not on view
Until 1881, collection of 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.
King, C.W. 1881. The Johnston Collection of Engraved Gems in the Grand Hall. Handbook 9. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 33, no. 18.

von der Osten, H.H. 1931. “Ancient Seals from the Near East in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.” Art Bulletin 13, p. 238, fig. 79.

Brunner, Christopher J. 1978. Sasanian stamp seals in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 5, p. 21.
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