Requires Photography

Stamp seal

Near Eastern, Iranian
Prehistoric Susa, Susa I
3500–2700 B.C.


Dimensions

Overall: 5.4 x 4.4 cm (2 1/8 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

65.1531

Medium or Technique

Basalt

On View

Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)

Collections

Asia, The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

Obverse: horned-headed hero/”shaman” (or demon?) with two snakes issuing from his waist, two larger snakes flanking the figure, an upside down antelope above him, two crescents in field. Reverse: cross-hatched border top and bottom; row of animals above, animal heads below.

Provenance

By 1965: with Mrs. Oric Bates, Mrs. F. Carrington Weems, Mrs. Horace L. Mayer. 1965 given to the MFA by Mrs. Bates, Mrs. Weems, Mrs. Mayer.
(Accession Date: November 10, 1965)

Credit Line

William Francis Warden Fund and Gift of Mrs. Oric Bates, Mrs. F. Carrington Weems and Horace L. Mayer