Stamp seal, quadruped (ibex or antelope)

citation

Ellipsoid shaped stamp seal with quadruped motif, running right. Possible ibex or antelope. Beaded border.

Historical period(s)
Sasanian period, 225-650
Medium
Agate (black and white)
Dimensions
H x W: 2 x 1.7 cm (13/16 x 11/16 in)
Geography
Iran
Credit Line
Gift of the Duncan M. Whittome Revocable Trust in memory of Ambassador and Mrs. James S. Moose, Jr.
Accession Number
F1993.18.1
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Tool and Equipment
Type

Seal

Keywords
antelope, ibex, Iran, Sasanian period (ca. 224 - 651), WWII-era provenance
Provenance

From 1930s – 1993
Mr. and Mrs. James S. Moose, Jr; Duncan M. Whittome, by gift or inheritance. [1]

From 1993
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Duncan M. Whittome, Revocable Trust. [2]

Notes:

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

Previous Owner(s)

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

Description

Ellipsoid shaped stamp seal with quadruped motif, running right. Possible ibex or antelope. Beaded border.

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

Copyright with museum