Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Scarab seal

Iron Age, Phoenicia (?)
ca. 8th–7th century B.C.
Levant or Syria
Lapis lazuli
Seal Face; 1.12 x 0.74 cm Height: 0.56 cm String Hole: 0.1 cm
Stone-Stamp Seals-Inscribed
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1970
Accession Number:
Not on view
Acquired by the Museum in 1970, purchased from Elie Bustros, Beirut.
Crawford, Vaughn E. 1970. "Reports of the Departments: Ancient Near Eastern Art." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 29 (2), p. 62.
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