Stamp seal

Ellipsoid shaped stamp seal with stag motif facing a tall plant and a star located at 10 o’clock.

Historical period(s)
Sasanian period, 224-651
Medium
Agate
Dimensions
H x W x D: 1.4 × 2 × 1.6 cm (9/16 × 13/16 × 5/8 in)
Geography
Iran
Credit Line
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Leonard Gorelick
Accession Number
F1999.6.55
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Tool and Equipment
Type

Seal

Keywords
ellipsoid-shaped seal, Iran, plant, Sasanian period (ca. 224 - 651), stag, stamp seal, star, 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 stag motif facing a tall plant and a star located at 10 o'clock.

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