Bulla with stamp seal impression

Near Eastern, Iranian, Persian
Achaemenid, reign of Xerxes
486–465 B.C.


Dimensions

Width x length: 2 x 3.4 cm (13/16 x 1 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

1985.26

Medium or Technique

Clay

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

“Master of Animals.” Royal figure between palm trees, grasping a lion in each hand and standing on confronted sphinxes.

Provenance

By 1985: Eshagh Sakhaei, Brighton, MA; 1985: purchased by the MFA from Mr. Sakhaei, 27 February 1985.
(Accession date: February 27, 1985)

Credit Line

Morris and Louise Rosenthal Fund