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Stamp seal

Period:
Sasanian
Date:
ca. 6th century A.D.
Geography:
Iran or Mesopotamia
Culture:
Sasanian
Medium:
Agate, banded
Dimensions:
0.79 x 0.91 in. (2.01 x 2.31 cm)
Classification:
Stone-Stamp Seals-Inscribed
Credit Line:
Purchase, 1886
Accession Number:
86.11.39
Not on view
Acquired by the Museum in 1886, purchased from the Reverend William Hayes Ward.
von der Osten, H.H. 1931. “Ancient Seals from the Near East in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.” Art Bulletin 13, p. 237, fig. 72.

Brunner, Christopher J. 1978. Sasanian stamp seals in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 160, p. 35.
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