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Brunner, Christopher J., "Sasanian Stamp Seals in The Metropolitan Museum of Art"

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Brunner, Christopher J., "Sasanian Stamp Seals in The Metropolitan Museum of Art"

Brunner, Christopher J., "Sasanian Stamp Seals in The Metropolitan Museum of Art"
Metropolitan Museum of Art | 1979 | ISBN: 0870991760 | English | PDF | 149 pages | 8.19 Mb

The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s acquisition of Sasanian stamp seals began soon after its incorporation in 1870. In 1873 the Museum purchased the collection of antiquities that Louis Palma de Cesnola (1832-1904) had assembled in Cyprus while serving there as American and Russian consul.
Thus were acquired 13 of the present seals. They were eventually listed in the Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities front Cyprus, published in 1914 [Handbook, see References Cited; for a chronological list of the seals, see Acquisition Numbers). One, no. 21, was illustrated in A Descriptive Atlas of the Cesnola Collection of Cypriote Antiquities (Atlas), published 1885—1903. In 1881 the first president of the Museum, John Taylor Johnson, purchased with his own funds the seal collection of Charles William King (1818—88), the noted sigillographer of Trinity College, Cambridge, and presented it to the Museum. Originally 26 of these were classed as Sasanian; 24 have been retained as such in the present catalogue. King’s own catalogue of the collection, dated February 28, 1878, was published by the Museum[/quote]
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Brunner, Christopher J., "Sasanian Stamp Seals in The Metropolitan Museum of Art"