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Seal

Works of Art (30)

Administrative tablet with cylinder seal impression of a male figure, hunting dogs, and boars, 3100–2900 B.C.; Jemdet Nasr period (Uruk III script), Mesopotamia, Clay (1988.433.1)
Cylinder seal and modern impression with winged horse with claws and horns, 13th century B.C.; Middle Assyrian style, Northern Mesopotamia, Chalcedony (1999.325.89)
Cylinder seal and modern impression: hunting scene, 2250–2150 B.C.; late Akkadian period, Mesopotamia, Chert (41.160.192)
Cylinder seal and modern impression: Ishtar image and a worshipper below a canopy flanked by winged genies, 8th–7th century B.C.; Neo-Assyrian period, modeled style, Mesopotamia, Chalcedony (1989.361.1)
Cylinder seal and modern impression: worshipper approaching bearded god, 1820–1730 B.C.; Classic Syrian I style, Syria, Hematite (1991.368.5)
Cylinder seal and modern impression: worshipper before a seated ruler or deity; seated female under a grape arbor, early 2nd millennium B.C.; Old Elamite period, Iran, Serpentine (1987.343)
Cylinder seal with a battle of the gods, ca. 2220–2159 B.C.; Akkadian, Mesopotamia, Kish, Lapis lazuli (L.1992.23.4)
Cylinder seal with contest scene, 2350–2150 B.C., Mesopotamia, Albite (1999.325.4)
Cylinder seal with kneeling nude heroes, ca. 2220–2159 B.C.; Akkadian, Mesopotamia, Red jasper (L.1992.23.5)
Cylinder seal with schematic workers, 3300–2900 B.C.; Late Uruk–Jemdet Nasr period, Southern Mesopotamia, Rock crystal (1985.143)
Flat Stamp, 8th–12th century, Ecuador; Manteño, Ceramic (1991.436.4)
Fragmentary seal impression from Tutankhamun's embalming cache, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Tutankhamun, ca. 1336–1327 B.C., Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, embalming cache of Tutankhamun (Tomb KV 54), Valley of the Kings, Davis/Ayrton 1907, Nile mud (09.184.260)

Fragmentary impression of the necropolis seal from Tutankhamun's embalming cache, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Tutankhamun, ca. 1336–1327 B.C., Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, embalming cache of Tutankhamun (Tomb KV 54), Valley of the Kings, Davis/Ayrton 1907, Black mud (09.184.261)

Seal impression attached to a fiber tie from Tutankhamun's embalming cache, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Tutankhamun, ca. 1336–1327 B.C., Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, embalming cache of Tutankhamun (Tomb KV 54), Valley of the Kings, Davis/Ayrton 1907, Mud, fiber (09.184.262)
Intaglio Gemstone with Saint Theodore Teron Slaying a Multiheaded Dragon, 1300 or later, Byzantine, Black agate chalcedony with red-brown striations (1999.325.227)
Intaglio of a venator fighting a lion, 1st century A.D.; Late Augustan to Flavian, Roman, Carnelian (41.160.710)
Intaglio with Hermes pulling up a figure emerging from the ground, 3rd–2nd century B.C., Italic, Hellenistic, Banded agate (81.6.28)
Lentoid seal with a griffin, ca. 1450–1400 B.C.; Late Minoan II, Minoan, Agate (14.104.1)
Modern Impression of a stamped seal: hunters and goats, rectangular pen(?), early 2nd millennium B.C., Gulf region (ancient Dilmun), Steatite or chlorite (1987.96.22)
One Hundred Boys, Edo period, 17th century, Kano Eino (Japanese), Pair of six-panel folding screens; ink, color, and gold on paper (2009.260.1,2)
Openwork stamp seals, late 3rd–early 2nd millennium B.C., Central Asia (Bactria-Margiana), Copper alloy (1984.4)
Pair of square seals with cloud and rock pattern, 1912–49, China, Stone (2007.52a,b)
Seal, ca. 1704, Jacob Boelen (American), Silver, wood (33.120.375)
Stamp scarab seal with winged figures, 6th–5th century B.C., Levant or Syria, Green jasper (41.160.162)
Stamp seal amulet of a seated woman, 3300–2900 B.C.; Late Uruk/Jemdet Nasr period, Iran or Mesopotamia, Rhodochrosite (1988.380.1)
Stamp seal and a modern impression: unicorn or bull and inscription,, Mature Harappan period, ca. 2600–1900 B.C., Indus Valley, Burnt steatite (49.40.1)
Stamp seal with animal and bird, 6th–5th millennium B.C.; Ubaid period, Syria or Anatolia, Steatite or chlorite (1984.175.13)
Stamp seal with quadruped, 4500–3600 B.C.; Ubaid–Middle Gawra period, Syro/Cilicia or Anatolia, Chlorite (1984.175.15)
Stamp seal with quadrupeds, 4500–3600 B.C.; Ubaid–Middle Gawra period, Mesopotamia, Chlorite (93.17.122)
Stamp seal, 6th millennium B.C.; Halaf period, Syro/Cilicia, Steatite or chlorite (1986.311.1)
Stamp seal: standing noble holding a flower, 3rd–early 4th century; Sasanian period, Iran, Sardonyx (22.139.41)
Two Flat Stamps, 1st–7th century, Costa Rica; Atlantic Watershed, Ceramic (1979.206.1181,1183)