Stamp seal

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


Dimensions

.42 x .16 mm.

Accession Number

36.180

Medium or Technique

Yellowish limestone

Not On View

Collections

Asia, The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

Seal with domed back, perforated lengthwise and flat, nearly circular base. A twisted snake, below which appears a second. Above the twisted snake, in the corners unrecognizable fill designs.

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