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Pendant Seal with Virgin and Supplicant
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Pendant Seal with Virgin and Supplicant


Description Exhibitions Provenance Inscription Credit
Description The small, shell-shaped seal depicts the standing Virgin, whose hand is extended over a kneeling supplicant. The person's name is revealed by the accompanying inscription.
Exhibitions
  • Early Christian and Byzantine Art. Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore. 1947.
  • Jewelry - Ancient to Modern. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979-1980.
Provenance Joseph Brummer, Paris and New York, by purchase; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1925, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Transcription] Μ(ήτη)ρ Θ(εο)ῦ Θ(εοτόκ)ε βοηθι τὸν σὸν δούλ(ον) Ἰω(άννην); [Translation] Mother of God, help your servant John
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1925

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Period
12th century (?) (Medieval)
Medium
silver with gilt
(Gold, Silver & Jewelry)
Accession Number
57.1008
Measurements
H: 1 1/8 x W: 1/2 x D: 1/8 in. (2.8 x 1.3 x 0.4 cm)
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