Octagonal Pyramidal Stamp Seal (Impression (old photography))


The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, United States

Stamp seal with two rampant lions standing, their heads reversed, over a floral pattern; double exergual line below, which is a zigzag pattern. A tetraskeles "linear device" is in the upper left field; the same device is lightly incised in the lower left field, but that position was evidently rejected. The top of the stamp is broken but enough is preserved to show that it was once pierced for suspension.


  • Title: Octagonal Pyramidal Stamp Seal (Impression (old photography))
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: about 500 B.C.
  • Location Created: Persian Empire
  • Physical Dimensions: 1.9 × 1.5 cm (3/4 × 5/8 in.)
  • Type: Stamp
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Blue chalcedony
  • Terms of Use: Open Content
  • Number: 81.AN.76.86
  • Culture: Near Eastern, Achaemenid (Persian)
  • Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Villa Collection, Malibu, California
  • Creator Display Name: Unknown
  • Classification: Implements (Object Genre)

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