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.
- 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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