Stamp seal

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


Dimensions

.58 x .45 x .17 mm.

Accession Number

36.177

Medium or Technique

Black limestone with a white limestone vein; fragment of a larger seal

Not On View

Collections

Asia, The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

Fragment of a large seal with domed back, perforated lengthwise, and flat – originally probably circular – base. Black lime stone with a white lime stone vein. A number of stylized horned animals.

Provenance

1936: Purchased by the MFA through Prof. Robert A. Pfeiffer.*
(Accession date: April 2, 1936)

*40 seals, 36.177-36.216, were purchased as a group for $500.

Credit Line

Seth K. Sweetser Fund