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Stamp seal

Period:
Seleucid
Date:
ca. 4th–2nd century B.C.
Geography:
Iran
Culture:
Seleucid
Medium:
Chalcedony, bluish
Dimensions:
0.24 x 0.43 x 0.51 in. (0.61 x 1.09 x 1.3 cm)
Classification:
Stone-Stamp Seals
Credit Line:
Purchase, 1886
Accession Number:
86.11.23
Not on view
Acquired by the Museum in 1886, purchased from the Reverend William Hayes Ward.
von der Osten, H.H. 1931. “Ancient Seals from the Near East in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.” Art Bulletin 13, pp. 232, 234, fig. 7.
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