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Bronze openwork stamp seal in the form of an eagle with splayed wings. Suspension ring on back. Some loss of outer edge through corrosion.

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

Dimensions

Diameter: 5.5 cm (2 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

1985.711

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals