Historical period(s)
Sasanian period, 224 - 651
Impure copper
H x W: 1.6 x 1.4 cm (5/8 x 9/16 in)
Credit Line
Gift of the Duncan M. Whittome Revocable Trust in memory of Ambassador and Mrs. James S. Moose, Jr.
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Metalwork, Tool and Equipment


casting, Iran, Sasanian period (ca. 224 - 651), stamp seal, WWII-era provenance

From 1930s
Mr. and Mrs. James S. Moose, Jr., purchased in Iran in the 1930s. [1]

Duncan M. Whittome, by gift or inheritance from her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James S. Moose, Jr. [2]

To 1993
Duncan M. Whittome, Revocable Trust. [3]

From 1993
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Duncan M. Whittome, Revocable Trust. [4]


[1] Purchased in Iran by the parents of Duncan Whittome, Mr. and Mrs. James S. Moose, Jr., while in the Foreign Service during the 1930s.

[2] See note 1.

[3] Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List after 1920 file, Collections Management Office.

[4] See note 3.

Previous Owner(s)

Duncan M. Whittome
Duncan M. Whittome Revocable Trust
Ambassador and Mrs. James S. Moose Jr.

Collection Area(s)
Ancient Near Eastern Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Ancient Near Eastern Seals
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