Scaraboid stamp seal, a griffin, disk on head, on either side of a stylized tree

Details

  • Title

    Scaraboid stamp seal, a griffin, disk on head, on either side of a stylized tree

  • Associated place

    Syria (place of purchase)
  • Date

    900 BC - 700 BC
  • Material and technique

    altered limestone (now buff to dark-brown)

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    2 cm (length)
    1.4 cm (width)
    1 cm (height)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Presented by Reverend G.J. Chester, 1886.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Antiquities

  • Accession no.

    AN1886.984

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Further reading

Helene Danthine, Palmier-dattier et les arbres sacrés dans l'inconographie de l'Asie (Guethner, 1937), 1149, pl.198

Buchanan, Briggs, and P. R. S. Moorey, Catalogue of Ancient Near Eastern Seals in the Ashmolean Museum, iii: The Iron Age Stamp Seals (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1988), 288, 44

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