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Sealing

Period:
Sasanian
Date:
ca. 7th century A.D.
Geography:
Iran, Qasr-i Abu Nasr
Culture:
Sasanian
Medium:
Un-baked clay
Dimensions:
0.51 in. (1.3 cm)
Classification:
Clay-Sealings
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1936
Accession Number:
36.30.171
Not on view
1935, excavated by J.M. Upton, W. Hauser and C.K. Wilkinson on behalf of The Persian Expedition of the Metropolitan Museum of Art; acquired by the Museum in 1936, ceded in the division of finds.
Frye, Richard N., ed. 1973. Sasanian Remains from Qasr-i Abu Nasr: Seals, Sealings, and Coins. Harvard Iranian Series, I. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, p. 91.

Whitcomb, Donald S. 1985. Before the Roses and Nightingales: Excavations at Qasr-i Abu Nasr, Old Shiraz, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 249.
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