Stamp seal

Ellipsoid shaped stamp seal with engraved design of a bearded male bust in right profile. A diadem separates parallel lines of hair on crown from face, pointed beard indicated with fine lines. The male bust is supported by a wing like base.

Historical period(s)
Sasanian period, 224-651
Medium
Agate
Dimensions
H x W x D: 2.5 × 2 × 1.9 cm (1 × 13/16 × 3/4 in)
Geography
Iran
Credit Line
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Leonard Gorelick
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1999.6.49
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Tool and Equipment
Type

Seal

Keywords
ellipsoid-shaped seal, head, Iran, man, Sasanian period (ca. 224 - 651), stamp seal, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

From prior to 1973 to 1999
Dr. and Mrs. Leonard Gorelick, Chevy Chase, Maryland, acquired by Dr. Leonard Gorelick before 1973. [1]

From 1999
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Dr. and Mrs. Leonard Gorelick, Chevy Chase, Maryland. [2]

Notes:

[1] See Curatorial Remark 5 in the object record.

[2] See Deed of Gift, copy in object file, Collections Management Office.

Previous Owner(s)

Dr. and Mrs. Leonard Gorelick

Description

Ellipsoid shaped stamp seal with engraved design of a bearded male bust in right profile. A diadem separates parallel lines of hair on crown from face, pointed beard indicated with fine lines. The male bust is supported by a wing like base.

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