8th Century BCE King's Seal
- 8th Century B.C.E. Provenance Unknown
- The seal is made of amazonite and inscribed in
ancient hebrew script with the name of its owner: (Belonging) to Shafat.
- A four winged uraeus or a scarab covers the larger part of the seal area.
- Underneath the scarab a papyrus flower is engraved.
- Each end of the ring has the form of a papyrus flower
- The seal was given as a gift to the Israeli Museum by
Shoshana Richman z"l in memory of her husband J.M. Richman z"l (Jacob's grandfather)
Photos of the King's Seal in the Israel Museum in Jerusalem - June 5, 2013
Archeology Building (building 12) - Early Hebrew Writing (section 3)
Audio code for the section: 248
The seal description below is from the book:
"Treasures of the Holy Land: Ancient Art from the Israel Museum"
edited by Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
I found the book by searching Google for the code "imj 71.70.220"
which is on the bottom left corner of the seal photo above
The text is fuzzy, because I screen captured the unfocused image
which was made by the Google Books project.
Copies of the photos are also available in a Facebook album at:
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