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Tomb seal: portrait of a man and two children

Photo: Nathaniel Willson

Tomb seal: portrait of a man and two children

2nd century

19 1/2 x 20 1/2 x 4 1/2 in. (49.6 x 52.1 x 11.4 cm)
Eugene Fuller Memorial Collection
Photo: Nathaniel Willson
Now on view at the Seattle Art Museum


Exhibition HistoryBellevue, Washington, Bellevue Art Museum, 5,000 Years of Faces, January 28-July 30, 1983
Published ReferencesAlbertson, Fred C., Three Palmyrene reliefs in the Colket Collection, University of Wyoming, in Syria, T. 77 (2000), p. 159-168

Fuller, Richard E. Seattle Art Museum. Seattle: Seattle Art Museum, 1946, p. 22

Heyn, Maura K., American Journal of Archaeology, The Journal of the Archaeological Institute of America, Gesture and Identity in the Funerary Art of Pamyra, ills. Fig. 7, pg. 639

Handbook, Seattle Art Museum: Selected Works from the Permanent Collections, Seattle, WA: Seattle Art Museum, 1951, p. 111 (b&w)

Parlasca, Klaus, Palmyrenische Skulpturen in Museen an der amerikanischen Westjuste, Roman Funerary Monuments in the J. Paul Getty Museum [Volume 1] (1990), p. 133-144

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