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Stamp seal

Near Eastern, Iranian
Bronze Age
2200–1800 B.C.


Place of Manufacture: North Central Iran / Turkmenistan

Dimensions

Diameter: 5.4 cm (2 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

1985.713

Medium or Technique

Bronze

On View

Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)

Collections

Asia, The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

Bronze openwork stamp seal in the form of a standing goddess in a long dress, grasping two lions by the tails, her head flanked by two flying birds. Minor corrosion on surface.

Provenance

By 1985: Edward H. Merrin Gallery, New York; 1985: purchased by the MFA from Edward H. Merrin Gallery, 23 October 1985.
(Accession date: October 23, 1985)

Credit Line

William Stevenson Smith Fund