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.

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.

Provenance

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

1985.712

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals