Scaraboid seal with rearing stags

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


Dimensions

Length: 16 mm (5/8 in.)

Accession Number

01.7578

Medium or Technique

Chalcedony

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

Intaglio. Pierced for stringing (horizontal). Two stags rearing up on back legs, bodies crossed in a chiastic composition. Underneath the bodies, a linear device. Small chips at perforations.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: From Bourguignon.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution