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Seal with Inscription of Ptolemy VI Philometor (180-164 and 163-145 BC)
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Seal with Inscription of Ptolemy VI Philometor (180-164 and 163-145 BC)


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Description On the back of this plaque has a small handle-like element, which may indicate that it was used for sealing. On the other side, there are three lines with inscriptions which contain the names and titles of Ptolemy VI as well as the name and epitets of the goddess Hathor.
Exhibitions
  • Secret Signs: Egyptian Writing. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2003-2004.
Provenance Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris [date and mode of acquistion unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1925, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Inscription]
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1925

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Period
late 4th-late 1st century BCE (Ptolemaic)
Medium
steatite
(Precious Stones & Gems)
Accession Number
42.82
Measurements
H: 2 1/16 x W: 1 3/16 x D: 7/16 in. (5.27 x 3.03 x 1.16 cm)
Geographies
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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