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Stamp seal

Bronze openwork stamp seal in the form of a standing goddess in a long dress, grasping two lions by the tails, her head flanked by two flying birds. Minor corrosion on surface.

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 Manufacture

North Central Iran / Turkmenistan

Accession Number

1985.713

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals