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Stamp seal

Period:
Sasanian
Date:
ca. 3rd–7th century A.D.
Geography:
Iran or Mesopotamia
Culture:
Sasanian
Medium:
Onyx, Sardonyx
Dimensions:
0.91 x 1.26 in. (2.31 x 3.2 cm)
Classification:
Stone-Stamp Seals
Credit Line:
Purchase by subscription, 1895
Accession Number:
95.15.45
Not on view
Acquired by the Museum in 1895, purchased from Samuel T. Baxter, Florence.
Brunner, Christopher J. 1978. Sasanian stamp seals in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 42, p. 25.
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