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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1999.61
Title
Seal of Constantine, Nephew of the Patriarch Cerularius
Classification
Seals
Work Type
seal
Date
11th century
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Constantinople (Thrace)
Period
Byzantine period, Middle
Culture
Byzantine
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/195089
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Lead
Metal
Pb
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
3 cm (1 3/16 in.)
unspecified: 20.29 g
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, David M. Robinson Fund
Accession Year
1999
Object Number
1999.61
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obverse: Deisis, Saint Nicholas on left and Saint Menas Kallilelados on right, standing with hands uplifted towards a medallion of Christ.
inscribed in Greek, on either side of medallion (Jesus Christ); vertical left (Saint Nicholas); vertical right (Saint Menas Kallikelados); center in six lines (Lord help your servant Constantine)
Reverse: Saint Demetrios on left and Saint Panteleimon on right, standing with arms raised towards medallion of the Virgin.
inscribed in Greek, on either side of medallion (Mother of God); vertical left (Saint Demetrios); vertical right (Saint Panteleimon); center (Lord help your servant Constantine)
Publication History

George Zacos, Byzantine Lead Seals, vol 2, Revue Numismatique, ed. John W. Nesbitt (1984), p. 269-270, 226 - 227, cat. no 404, pl 42

Spink Auction 127: Byzantine Seals from the Collection of of George Zacos, Part 1., auct. cat., Spink & Son Ltd. (London, England, October 7, 1998), 37, cat. 67

Ioli Kalavrezou, Byzantine Women and Their World, exh. cat., Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2003), p. 127/figs. 56a, 56b

Exhibition History

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

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