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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1999.63
Title
Lead Seal of Anna Doukaina, Sebaste
Classification
Seals
Work Type
seal
Date
1068 before 1136
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Constantinople (Thrace)
Period
Byzantine period, Middle
Culture
Byzantine
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/195088
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Lead
Technique
Impressed
Dimensions
3 cm (1 3/16 in.)
unspecified: 24.55 g
Provenance
George Zacos, Istanbul, Turkey, Collector.
Spink & Son Ltd., 1998, 1998. Auction 1998 lot 40
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
Byz Women no.46
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, David M. Robinson Fund
Accession Year
1999
Object Number
1999.63
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv. Bust of the Virgin orans, the medallion of the Christ Child on her breast.
in upper field to left and right of virgin, inscribed in Greek (Mother of God)
Rev. metrical, four lines, Greek inscription (Mother of God, help Anna Doukaina, sebaste)
Publication History

Spink Auction 127: Byzantine Seals from the Collection of of George Zacos, Part 1., auct. cat., Spink & Son Ltd. (London, England, October 7, 1998), 40, cat. 77

Ioli Kalavrezou, Byzantine Women and Their World, exh. cat., Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2003), p. 107/figs. 46a, 46b

Exhibition History

Byzantine Women and Their World, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 10/25/2002 - 04/28/2003

HAA 1 Survey Course: Landmarks of World Art and Architecture [Spring 2007], Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 02/26/2007 - 04/08/2007

HAA 1 Survey Course (S421): Landmarks of World Art and Architecture [Spring 2009], Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 02/12/2009 - 05/10/2009

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