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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1951.31.5.1595
Title
Seal of John Kommenos, doux of Dyrrachion, son of the Sebastokrator (XI/XII c.; shortly after 1091/2)
Classification
Seals
Work Type
seal
Date
XI c., shortly after 1091/1092
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Dyrrachion ((Illyria)
Period
Byzantine period, Middle
Culture
Byzantine
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/72911
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Lead
Metal
Pb
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
10.63 g
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Obverse Inscription: In two columns: H/ME/TA/MOP-PH/W/C/I/C
  • Reverse Inscription: In eight lines:
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
DOSeals 1, 12.3 (c)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Thomas Whittemore
Accession Year
1951
Object Number
1951.31.5.1595
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: The Trasnfiguration. In upper field, Christ between Moses (?) and Elias (r.); in lower field< Peter, jacob and John in nearly prostrate position. Border of dots
Publication History

John A. Cotsonis, The Religious Figural Imagery of Byzantine Lead Seals I: Studies on the Image of Christ, the Virgin and Narrative Scenes, Routledge (Abington, Oxon, 2020), pp. xviii, 257-258, fig. 10.11

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