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Stamp seal

Period:
Sasanian
Date:
ca. 5th–6th century A.D.
Geography:
Iran or Mesopotamia
Culture:
Sasanian
Medium:
Chalcedony, white
Dimensions:
0.47 x 0.59 in. (1.19 x 1.5 cm)
Classification:
Stone-Stamp Seals-Inscribed
Credit Line:
Purchase, 1886
Accession Number:
86.11.41
Not on view
Acquired by the Museum in 1886, purchased from the Reverend William Hayes Ward.

“Divine Images and Other Fabulous Creatures: Phase II.” The Staten Island Museum, New York, November 12, 1978–February 18, 1979.

Ward, W.H. 1895. Seal Cylinders and Other Oriental Seals. MMA Handbook no. 12. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 46, no. 7.

von der Osten, H.H. 1931. “Ancient Seals from the Near East in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.” Art Bulletin 13, p. 239, fig. 108.

Pope, Arthur Upham. 1938. A Survey of Persian Art from Prehistoric Times to Present. London: Oxford University Press, p. 800, fig. 276a.

Brunner, Christopher J. 1978. Sasanian stamp seals in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 174, no. 40.

Gorelick, Leonard and A. John Gwinnett. 1996. “Innovative Methods in the Manufacture of Sasanian Seals.” Iran 34, pp. 79-84, pl. 27a.
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