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Stamp seal

Period:
Sasanian
Date:
ca. 3rd–7th century A.D.
Geography:
Iran or Mesopotamia
Culture:
Sasanian
Medium:
Carnelian
Dimensions:
0.24 x 0.43 x 0.35 in. (0.61 x 1.09 x 0.89 cm)
Classification:
Stone-Stamp Seals
Credit Line:
Purchase, 1899
Accession Number:
99.22.50
Not on view
Acquired by the Museum in 1899, 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. 233, 238, fig. 89.

Brunner, Christopher J. 1978. Sasanian stamp seals in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 130, p. 31.
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