Photo © Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Avraham Hay
Pottery stamp depicting Mary and Jesus with two angels
khirbet Dusawi (east of Gaza)
6th century CE
Pottery
D: 10 cm
Israel Antiquities Authority
Accession number: IAA 70-5196
 
 
Pottery stamp depicting Mary and Jesus with two angels The infant Jesus holds a book with a cross on the cover. Surrounding the scene is a Greek inscription, part of which is missing: "Blessing of Our Lady, Mother of God, Mary." This object was used for stamping bread or tokens.

Publications:
Israeli, Yael, and Mevorach, David, Cradle of Christianity, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 2000, English / Hebrew

Exhibition:
Cradle of Christianity, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel, Spring 2000 - Winter 2001

Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir