Arts of the Americas
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
2 1/8 x 2 x 2 5/8 in. (5.4 x 5.1 x 6.7 cm) (show scale)
Gift of Ernest E. Erickson
Slightly curved, rectangular stamp with hollow, rattle handle and deeply incised geometrical designs of a double-headed creature, possibly a snake or alligator, with two small bird heads on its body. The stamp is rimmed by a double line. Used for transferring designs.
Condition: Received July 5, 1962 in "fair" condition. Later note indicates one chipped edge.
Stamp, 1000-1500. Ceramic, 2 1/8 x 2 x 2 5/8 in. (5.4 x 5.1 x 6.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Ernest E. Erickson, 71.174.14. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.71.174.14_view2.jpg)
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