Stamp-seal or seal-shaped ornament

Greek, East Greek
Archaic Period
about 540–525 B.C.


Dimensions

H. (max.): 0.035m. L.(max.):0.033m.

Accession Number

1972.72

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Evanthea and Leo Condakes Gallery (Gallery 113A)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Stamp-seal or seal-shaped ornament in the form of a recumbent mountain sheep (?). Achaemenian Style. Hollow cast, with the foot attached separately, this animal with his feet tucked under him is finished by chasing and stippling. An engraved (intaglio) stone was probably set in the bottom, within the oval border of granulation(s). Black patina.

Provenance

By 1971: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr. (said to be from the Hermos Valley); purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., March 8, 1972

Credit Line

Otis Norcross Fund