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Stamp seal

Period:
Sasanian
Date:
ca. 4th century A.D.
Geography:
Iran or Mesopotamia
Culture:
Sasanian
Medium:
Jasper, pink
Dimensions:
0.43 x 0.08 x 0.51 in. (1.09 x 0.2 x 1.3 cm)
Classification:
Stone-Stamp Seals-Inscribed
Credit Line:
Gift of John Taylor Johnston, 1881
Accession Number:
81.6.270
Not on view
Until 1881, collection of Rev. Charles W. King, Trinity College, Cambridge, England; 1881, purchased by John Taylor Johnston, New York, from Rev. Charles W. King, through Gaston L. Feuardent; acquired by the Museum in 1881, gift of John Taylor Johnston.
King, C.W. 1872. Antique Gems and Rings. London: Bell and Daldy, p. 45, pl. IV, no. 7.

King, C.W. 1881. The Johnston Collection of Engraved Gems in the Grand Hall. Handbook 9. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 31, no. 5.

King, C.W. 1885. Handbook of Engraved Gems. London: G. Bell & Sons, p. 205, pl. VIII, no. 5.

von der Osten, H.H. 1931. “Ancient Seals from the Near East in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.” Art Bulletin 13, pp. 233, 241, fig. 127.

Brunner, Christopher J. 1978. Sasanian stamp seals in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 6, p. 21.

Brunner, Christopher J. 1979. "Sasanian Seal in the Moore Collection: Motive and Meaning in Some Popular Objects." Metropolitan Museum Journal 14, p. 38.

Gignoux, Philippe, and Rika Gyselen. 1989. "Sceaux de Femmes à l'Époque Sassanide." In Archaeologia Iranica et Orientalis. Miscellanea in Honorem Louis
Vanden Berghe, edited by L. De Meyer and E. Haerinck, Vol. II. Gent: Peeters, no. 6, pp. 879, 885, pl. I, 6.
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