Historical period(s)
Sasanian period, 224-651
H x W x D (overall): 1.8 x 0.9 x 1.6 cm (11/16 x 3/8 x 5/8 in)
Credit Line
Anonymous gift
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Tool and Equipment


ellipsoid-shaped seal, Iran, ring-shaped seal, Sasanian period (ca. 224 - 651), stag, stamp seal

From 1943-45 to 1980
Private collector, purchased in Iran. [1]

From 1980
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of a private collector. [2]


[1] According to the donor, object was purchased in Iran between 1943 and 1945. See note by the donor dated from November 24, 1980, copy in object folder, Collection Management Office.

[2] Object was donated in 1980 to the Freer Study Collection, and later transferred to the Permanent Collection in April 1993. See Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List after 1920 file, Collections Management Office.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Joseph M. Upton died 1981

Published References
  • Antonietta Catanzariti. The Ancient Near East Seal Collection. Washington. .
Collection Area(s)
Ancient Near Eastern Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
The Ancient Near East Seal Collection
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