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Stamp seal with domed back, perforated lengthwise, and flat, nearly circular base. Four quadrupeds forming a swastika-like design.

Provenance

1936: Purchased by the MFA through Prof. Robert A. Pfeiffer.* (Accession date: April 2, 1936) *40 seals, 36.177-36.216, were purchased as a group for $500.

Credit Line

Seth K. Sweetser Fund

Near Eastern, Iranian, Protoliterate Susa, 3500–2700 B.C.

Dimensions

.33 x .31 x .14 mm.

Accession Number

36.179

Medium or Technique

Yellowish limestone

Not on View
Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals