Stamp seal

Near Eastern, Iranian
Protoliterate
3500–2700 B.C.


Object Place: Persia?

Dimensions

Diameter: 7 cm (2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

62.468

Medium or Technique

Red and white stone

Not On View

Collections

Asia, The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

Stamp seal, hemispherical in shape, design cut on flat side. Drilled lengthwise from both sides. Two intertwined serpents framing the field with a lion attacking a horned animal at center.

Provenance

By 1962: with E. Mahboubian, NY; 1962: purchased by the MFA from E. Mahboubian.
(Accession date: May 9, 1962)

Credit Line

Seth K. Sweetser Fund