Pyramidal seal with winged lion

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


Dimensions

Height x length: 18 x 13 mm (11/16 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

95.84

Medium or Technique

Chalcedony

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

Intaglio. Pierced for stringing but perforation does not go all the way through. Large chip at one of the perforations. Motif oriented horizontally. Winged lion walking toward the right. Small bush or linear device in front of the lion, at right.

Provenance

By 1893: with Edward Perry Warren (bought in 1893; according to his records: from Tenos); 1895: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 29,857.37 (this figure is the total price for MFA 95.9-95.174)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund