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Stamp seal

Near Eastern, Iranian
Bronze Age
2200–1800 B.C.


Place of Origin: North Central Iran / Turkmenistan

Dimensions

Diameter: 5.5 cm (2 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

1985.712

Medium or Technique

Bronze

On View

Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)

Collections

Asia, The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

Bronze openwork stamp seal in the form of a monkey with upraised arms, seated on a throne, accompanied by a bird and a fallen standard topped by a crescent. Details of figures incised on reverse. Minor corrosion on outer edge.

Provenance

By 1985: Edward H. Merrin Gallery, New York; 1985: purchased by the MFA from Edward H. Merrin Gallery, 23 October 1985.
(Accession date: October 23, 1985)

Credit Line

William Stevenson Smith Fund