Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Scaraboid seal: seated sphinx wearing Egyptian-style crown

Period:
Iron Age, Phoenicia (?)
Date:
ca. 8th–7th century B.C.
Geography:
Levant or Syria
Medium:
Calcite
Dimensions:
Seal Face; 2.21 x 1.74 cm Height: 1.03 cm String Hole: 0.35
Classification:
Stone-Stamp Seals
Credit Line:
Gift of Martin and Sarah Cherkasky, 1984
Accession Number:
1984.383.33
Not on view
By 1983, collection of Martin and Sarah Cherkasky, New York; acquired by the Museum in 1984, gift of Martin and Sarah Cherkasky, New York.
Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art 115 (Jul. 1,1984 - Jun. 30, 1985), p. 20.

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. 83, p. 75.
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