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Two confronted bearded and crowned sphinxes with an eagle (Ahura Mazda?) with spread wings hovering above them.

Provenance

By 1945: with Charles L. Morley (ex. Brett Collection); 1945: purchased by the MFA.* (Accession Date: April 12, 1945) *Two seals, 45.215 and 45.216, were purchased together for $126.

Credit Line

Arthur Mason Knapp Fund

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

Dimensions

3 x 1.7 cm (1 3/16 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

45.216

Medium or Technique

Mottled red and white jasper

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Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals