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Stamp seal and modern impression: winged figure

Period:
Sasanian
Date:
ca. 3rd–7th century A.D.
Geography:
Iran, Qasr-i Abu Nasr
Culture:
Sasanian
Medium:
Carnelian
Dimensions:
Diam. 1.2 cm x Th. .2 cm
Classification:
Stone-Stamp Seals
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1936
Accession Number:
36.30.27
Not on view
1935, excavated by J.M. Upton, W. Hauser and C.K. Wilkinson on behalf of The Persian Expedition of the Metropolitan Museum of Art; acquired by the Museum in 1936, ceded in the division of finds.
Frye, Richard N., ed. 1973. Sasanian Remains from Qasr-i Abu Nasr: Seals, Sealings, and Coins. Harvard Iranian Series I. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, no. 9, p. 39, pl. IV.

Brunner, Christopher J. 1978. Sasanian stamp seals in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 7, p. 21.

Whitcomb, Donald S. 1985. Before the Roses and Nightingales: Excavations at Qasr-i Abu Nasr, Old Shiraz, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 248.
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