Formerly collection of George Frederick Nott, Rome and Oxford (until d. 1841); formerly 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. 1881. The Johnston Collection of Engraved Gems in the Grand Hall. Handbook 9. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 35, no. 31.
von der Osten, H.H. 1931. “Ancient Seals from the Near East in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.” Art Bulletin 13, p. 241, fig. 131.