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Seal with Jackal Headed Deity and Female Figure
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Seal with Jackal Headed Deity and Female Figure


Description Exhibitions Provenance Inscription Credit
Description This piece is carved in intaglio and has been perforated longitudinally. On the broader sides are represented (a) an ass-headed or jackal-headed deity (Set or Anubis) facing to the right with the right hand raised to the level of the face and the left hand at the side, and (b) a female figure facig the front with her hands raised to the level of her head. On the narrower sides are depicted (c) a snake, and (d) an inscription.
Exhibitions
  • Early Christian and Byzantine Art. Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore. 1947.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore, [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Sadie Jones (Mrs. Henry Walters), New York, 1931, by inheritance; Joseph Brummer, Paris and New York, 1941, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1941, by purchase.
Inscriptions [Inscription] On narrow side: Ιαω
Credit Museum purchase [formerly part of the Walters Collection], 1941

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Period
mid 3rd-6th century CE (Late Antique)
Medium
black jasper
(Precious Stones & Gems)
Accession Number
42.731
Measurements
H: 13/16 x W: 7/16 x D: 3/8 in. (2 x 1.1 x 0.95 cm)
Geographies
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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