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Stamp-seal or seal-shaped ornament

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Stamp-seal or seal-shaped ornament in the form of a recumbent mountain sheep (?). Achaemenian Style. Hollow cast, with the foot attached separately, this animal with his feet tucked under him is finished by chasing and stippling. An engraved (intaglio) stone was probably set in the bottom,...

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Provenance

By 1971: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr. (said to be from the Hermos Valley); purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., March 8, 1972

Credit Line

Otis Norcross Fund

Greek, East Greek, Archaic Period, about 540–525 B.C.

Dimensions

H. (max.): 0.035m. L.(max.):0.033m.

Accession Number

1972.72

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture