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Seal with Inscription
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Seal with Inscription

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Description Pierced lengthwise, this seal could have been mounted on a finger ring or strung on a necklace as an amulet. Only the middle section of the seal is readable; it may contain the phrase: "Belonging to Ba'an." The term "Ba'an" is unfamiliar; it might be the name of a local god, a place, or the owner.
  • Faces of Ancient Arabia: The Giraud and Carolyn Foster Collection of South Arabian Art. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2008.
Provenance Ahmed [local art dealer], Ta'izz, Yemen; Giraud and Carolyn Foster, Baltimore, 1962, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 2007, by gift.
Inscriptions [Transliteration] l-B'n [Translation] Belonging to Ba'an
Credit Gift of Giraud and Carolyn Foster, 2007

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6th-5th century BCE
(Precious Stones & Gems)
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H: 11/16 x W: 1/2 x D: 3/16 in. (1.8 x 1.2 x 0.5 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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