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Stamp seal

Obverse: horned-headed hero/"shaman" (or demon?) with two snakes issuing from his waist, two larger snakes flanking the figure, an upside down antelope above him, two crescents in field. Reverse: cross-hatched border top and bottom; row of animals above, animal heads below.

Provenance

By 1965: with Mrs. Oric Bates, Mrs. F. Carrington Weems, Mrs. Horace L. Mayer. 1965 given to the MFA by Mrs. Bates, Mrs. Weems, Mrs. Mayer. (Accession Date: November 10, 1965)

Credit Line

William Francis Warden Fund and Gift of Mrs. Oric Bates, Mrs. F. Carrington Weems and Horace L. Mayer

Near Eastern, Iranian, Prehistoric Susa, Susa I, 3500–2700 B.C.

Accession Number

65.1531

Medium or Technique

Basalt

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals