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Iron Age Limestone Intaglio Seal - FJ.3254
Origin: Israel
Circa: 900 BC to 700 BC
Dimensions: .875" (2.2cm) high x .625" (1.6cm) wide x 1.125" (2.9cm) depth
Collection: Biblical
Medium: Limestone

Location: United States
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Perhaps originally worn as a protective amulet, this beautiful seal depicts a benevolent nature deity surrounded by birds and animals. Created in Ancient Palestine, it evokes the pastoral imagery of the psalms, a world of peaceful abundance, where riches are counted in terms of sheep and goats. The motif of a shepherd god watching over his flocks recurs centuries later in Christian iconography. Radiating a serene magic, this exquisite intaglio offers the timeless promise of a peaceable kingdom. - (FJ.3254)


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