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Stamp seal

Bronze openwork stamp seal in the form of a monkey with upraised arms, seated on a throne, accompanied by a bird and a fallen standard topped by a crescent. Details of figures incised on reverse. Minor corrosion on outer edge.


By 1985: Edward H. Merrin Gallery, New York; 1985: purchased by the MFA from Edward H. Merrin Gallery, 23 October 1985. (Accession date: October 23, 1985)

Credit Line

William Stevenson Smith Fund

Near Eastern, Iranian, Bronze Age, 2200–1800 B.C.

Place of Origin

North Central Iran / Turkmenistan

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World