Unidentified owner, Egypt, to 1907 
From 1907 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased in Egypt from an unidentified owner in 1907 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 See Original Miscellaneous List, S.I. 53, pg. 33, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
 See note 1.
 The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.
- Previous Owner(s)
Charles Lang Freer 1854 - 1919
A small seal in the form of a gazelle or oryx. The material is an opaque grayish blue and looks like the material known as Egyptian blue, but laboratory examination has identified the material as glass. The gazelle kneels, its head turned back over the shoulder. The hieroglyphic signs for command and truth are inscribed on the flat, oval base.
The hieroglyphics read: commanding and truth.
- Published References
- Carol Andrews. Amulets of Ancient Egypt. Austin. p. 53.
- Collection Area(s)
- Ancient Egyptian Art
- Web Resources
- Google Cultural Institute
- Rights Statement
Copyright with museum