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Stamp seal

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Stamp seal, hemispherical in shape, design cut on flat side. Drilled lengthwise from both sides. Two intertwined serpents framing the field with a lion attacking a horned animal at center.

Provenance

By 1962: with E. Mahboubian, NY; 1962: purchased by the MFA from E. Mahboubian. (Accession date: May 9, 1962)

Credit Line

Seth K. Sweetser Fund

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

Object Place

Persia?

Dimensions

Diameter: 7 cm (2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

62.468

Medium or Technique

Red and white stone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals