A Sasanian Chalcedony Dome Seal, Late Sassanian Period, ca. 5th - 6th century CE
A round dome seal pierced through the center for attachment, the flat oval bezel inscribed with a pomegranate branch featuring three petals, two downturned leaves, and a stem that emerges at a straight base stroke.
Common motifs in Sasanian art, pomegranates are usually as a flower or fruiting plant, and is a symbol of fruitfulness and prosperity.
For related examples see: Christopher J. Brunner, Sasanian Stamp Seals in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art (1978), pp. 118 - 119, nos. 142, 170.
Dimensions: Length: 1.7 cm (0.66 inches), Width: 1.6 cm (0.62 inches)
Condition: Minor surface wear, overall intact and in very good condition.
Provenance: Alex Malloy collection, acquired 1980s-1990s.
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