Stamp-seal or seal-shaped ornament
Greek, East Greek
about 540–525 B.C.
H. (max.): 0.035m. L.(max.):0.033m.
Medium or Technique
Evanthea and Leo Condakes Gallery (Gallery 113A)
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.
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
Otis Norcross Fund