Cylinder seal

Near Eastern, Iranian, Persian
Achaemenid
550–331 B.C.


Dimensions

3 x 1.7 cm (1 3/16 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

45.216

Medium or Technique

Mottled red and white jasper

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

Two confronted bearded and crowned sphinxes with an eagle (Ahura Mazda?) with spread wings hovering above them.

Provenance

By 1945: with Charles L. Morley (ex. Brett Collection); 1945: purchased by the MFA.*

(Accession Date: April 12, 1945)

*Two seals, 45.215 and 45.216, were purchased together for $126.

Credit Line

Arthur Mason Knapp Fund