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Stamp seal

Period:
Sasanian
Date:
ca. 3rd–7th century A.D.
Geography:
Iran or Mesopotamia
Culture:
Sasanian
Medium:
Carnelian
Dimensions:
0.12 x 0.51 x 0.43 in. (0.3 x 1.3 x 1.09 cm)
Classification:
Stone-Stamp Seals
Credit Line:
Gift of John Taylor Johnston, 1881
Accession Number:
81.6.289
Not on view
Before 1859, collection of Bram Hertz, London; 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. 1866. Antique Gems: Their Origin, Uses, and Value as Interpreters of Ancient History. London: John Murray, p. 149.

King, C.W. 1872. Antique Gems and Rings. London: Bell and Daldy, pl. IV, no. 6.

King, C.W. 1881. The Johnston Collection of Engraved Gems in the Grand Hall. Handbook 9. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 35, no. 30.

von der Osten, H.H. 1931. “Ancient Seals from the Near East in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.” Art Bulletin 13, p. 241, fig. 132.

Brunner, Christopher J. 1978. Sasanian stamp seals in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 19, p. 23.
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