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Double-sided stamp seal: nude winged hero dominating snakes; winged dragon

Period:
Bronze Age
Date:
ca. late 3rd–early 2nd millennium B.C.
Geography:
Bactria-Margiana
Culture:
Bactria-Margiana Archaeological Complex
Medium:
Steatite or chlorite
Dimensions:
1.85 x 1.61 x 0.51 in. (4.7 x 4.09 x 1.3 cm)
Classification:
Stone-Stamp Seals
Credit Line:
Gift of Martin and Sarah Cherkasky, 1986
Accession Number:
1986.311.2
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 403
Until 1986, collection of Martin and Sarah Cherkasky, New York; acquired by the Museum in 1986, gift of Martin and Sarah Cherkasky, New York.

"Art of the First Cities: The Third Millennium B.C. from the Mediterranean to the Indus," The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, May 8–August 17, 2003.

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. 59-60, fig. 29a.

Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art 117 (Jul. 1,1986 - Jun. 30, 1987), p. 16.

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. 39, p. 62.
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