Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Double-sided stamp seal: snake behind tree; winged dragon

Period:
Bronze Age
Date:
ca. late 3rd–early 2nd millennium B.C.
Geography:
Bactria-Margiana
Culture:
Bactria-Margiana Archaeological Complex
Medium:
Iron, manganese oxide
Dimensions:
1.01 x 0.88 x 0.35 in. (2.57 x 2.24 x 0.89 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Stamp Seals
Credit Line:
Gift of Martin and Sarah Cherkasky, 1984
Accession Number:
1984.383.29
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 403
By 1983, collection of Martin and Sarah Cherkasky, New York; acquired by the Museum in 1984, gift of Martin and Sarah Cherkasky, New York.

“Ancient Art in Miniature: Near Eastern Seals from the Collection of Martin and Sarah Cherkasky.” The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, September 10, 1987–January 10, 1988.

Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art 115 (Jul. 1,1984 - Jun. 30, 1985), p. 20.

Pittman, Holly. 1984. Art of the Bronze Age: Southeastern Iran, Western Central Asia, and the Indus Valley. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 59, fig. 28.

Pittman, Holly, in collaboration with Joan Aruz. 1987. Ancient Art in Miniature: Near Eastern Seals from the Collection of Martin and Sarah Cherkasky. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 41, p. 63.

Maxwell-Hyslop, R., and B. Mallowan. 1994. "A Stamp Cylinder Seal from Central Asia in the the British Museum." In Beschreiben und Deuten in der Archäologie des Alten Orients: Festschrift für Ruth Mayer-Opificius, edited by Manfied Dietrich and Oswald Loretz. Altertumskunde des Vorderen Orients 4. Münster: Ugarit-Verlag, pp. 178, 188, fig. 6a, b.
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