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Stamp seal

ca. 3rd–7th century A.D.
Iran or Mesopotamia
Carnelian, discolored
0.63 x 0.91 x 0.83 in. (1.6 x 2.31 x 2.11 cm)
Stone-Stamp Seals
Credit Line:
Purchase, 1893
Accession Number:
Not on view
Acquired by the Museum in 1893, 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, pp. 233, 239, fig. 106.

Pope, Arthur Upham. 1938. A Survey of Persian Art from Prehistoric Times to Present. London: Oxford University Press, fig. 281e.

Brunner, Christopher J. 1978. Sasanian stamp seals in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 44, p. 25.

Brunner, Christopher J. 1979. “Sasanian Stamp Seals in the Moore Collection: Motive and Meaning in Some Popular Subjects.” Metropolitan Museum Journal 14, p. 44, fig. 14.
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