User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Pyramidal seal with standing man and woman

Intaglio. Pierced for stringing; perforations do not go all the way through the seal. Motif oriented vertically. At left a female figure holding a flower in her left hand and facing a male figure, whose arms are extending towards her. The female figure is wearing a long robe, with diagonal...

Show Full Description

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Smyrna.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Near Eastern, Iranian, Persian, Achaemenid Period, 550–331 B.C.

Accession Number

01.7602

Medium or Technique

Chalcedony

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals