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Bulla with stamp seal impression

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Clay bulla with impression of a stamp seal depicting the Persian king spearing a Greek hoplite.

Provenance

1989: purchased from Eshaph Sakhaei, Newton, Mass. (said to have been found in the treasury, room 33, at Persepolis in the 1930s). (Accession date: May 22, 1989)

Credit Line

Morris and Louise Rosenthal Fund

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

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 2.5 x 2.8 cm (1 x 1 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

1989.159

Medium or Technique

Clay

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals