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Stamp seal

ca. 3rd–7th century A.D.
Iran or Mesopotamia
0.59 x 0.75 x 0.71 in. (1.5 x 1.91 x 1.8 cm)
Stone-Stamp Seals
Credit Line:
Purchase, 1886
Accession Number:
Not on view
Acquired by the Museum in 1886, purchased from the Reverend William Hayes Ward.

“Archaeology: Exploring the Past,” The Junior Museum of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, September 22, 1962–June 30, 1966.

“Art of Persia: 4000 B.C.–20th century A.D.,” The Ithaca College Museum of Art, Ithaca, New York, November 7, 1966–January 7, 1967.

von der Osten, H.H. 1931. “Ancient Seals from the Near East in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.” Art Bulletin 13, p. 239, fig. 99.

Leed, Gretel. 1966. Art of Persia: 4000 B.C.–20th century A.D. exh. cat. Ithaca, NY: Handwerker Gallery, p. 11, no. 78.

Goebl, Robert. 1973. Der Sasanidische Siegelbanon. Braunschweig: Klinkhardt & Biermann, fig. 95b(3).

Brunner, Christopher J. 1978. Sasanian stamp seals in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 39, p. 25.

Brunner, Christopher J. 1979. “Sasanian Stamp Seals in the Moore Collection: Motive and Meaning in Some Popular Subjects.” Metropolitan Museum Journal 14, p. 47, fig. 16.
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