Seal of Ma'adana Sterling Silver band bracelet. Adaptation. Israelite period II. 7th Century B.C.E.

Brand The Israel Museum

Item # IM-421771

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Product Description

925 Sterling silver

Size: 0.9" X 0.6" / 2.2 X 1.6 cm

Length: 7.4" / 19 cm

Based on a seal of brown jasper, scaraboid in shape and perforated length-wise, from the Israelite period II 7th century B.C.E. A lyre is carved on the upper part of its face above the inscription in ancient Hebrew script: "[Belonging] to Ma'adana, the King's daughter".

The lyre may be regarded as the musical instrument closest to the Kinnor of David or to that played in the Temple in Jerusalem.

This item comes with a certificate of authenticity of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem. Enclosed is a small description of its historical background in English and Hebrew.


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