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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.
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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