Bead with inscription

Historical period(s)
ca. 700-1300 CE
H x Diam: 2.3 × 3.1 cm (7/8 × 1 1/4 in)
Credit Line
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Leonard Gorelick
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Jewelry and Ornament, Tool and Equipment


WWII-era provenance

From prior to 1973 to 1999
Dr. and Mrs. Leonard Gorelick, Chevy Chase, Maryland, acquired by Dr. Leonard Gorelick before 1973. [1]

From 1999
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Dr. and Mrs. Leonard Gorelick, Chevy Chase, Maryland. [2]


[1] See Curatorial Remark 4 in the object record.

[2] See Deed of Gift, copy in object file, Collections Management Office.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Dr. and Mrs. Leonard Gorelick

Published References
  • Antonietta Catanzariti. The Ancient Near East Seal Collection. Washington. .
Collection Area(s)
Ancient Near Eastern Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
The Ancient Near East Seal Collection
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