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Stamp seal

Period:
Parthian
Date:
ca. 1st century B.C.
Geography:
Iran
Culture:
Parthian
Medium:
Chalcedony, bluish
Dimensions:
0.55 x 0.71 x 0.47 in. (1.4 x 1.8 x 1.19 cm)
Classification:
Stone-Stamp Seals
Credit Line:
Purchase, 1886
Accession Number:
86.11.242
Not on view
Acquired by the Museum in 1886, purchased from the Reverend William Hayes Ward.
Ward, William H. 1895. Seal Cylinders and other Oriental Seals. MMA Handbook 12. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 46, no. 35.

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. 11.
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