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Compartmented stamp seal

Period:
Bronze Age
Date:
ca. late 3rd–early 2nd millennium B.C.
Geography:
Bactria-Margiana
Culture:
Bactria-Margiana Archaeological Complex
Medium:
Copper alloy/bronze
Dimensions:
0.59 in. (1.5 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Stamp Seals
Credit Line:
Purchase, Mary C. Reed, Mrs. Peter Oliver and Mrs. Vladimir Littauer Gifts, 1978
Accession Number:
1978.261.2
Not on view
Acquired by the Museum in 1978, purchased from Joel L. Malter & Co., Inc., Encino, CA.
Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art 109 (Jul. 1, 1978 - Jun. 30, 1979), p. 21.

Pittman, Holly. 1984. Art of the Bronze Age: Southeastern Iran, Western Central Asia, and the Indus Valley. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, pp.55-56, fig. 24f.

Baghestani, Susanne. 1997. Metallene Compartimentsiegel aus Ost-Iran, Zentralasien und Nord-China. Archäologie in Iran and Turan, Bd.1.Rahden/Westf.: Leidorf, no. 487, pp. 325, fig. 95, pl. 5.
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