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Stone, Steatite

Works of Art (16)

Bracelet, Kofun period, 4th century, Japan, Steatite (1975.268.388)
Cameo with Christ Emmanuel, ca. 1200–1400, Byzantine, Steatite (1987.23)
Head, 16th century, Sierra Leone; Sapi-Sapo (?), Steatite (1978.412.375)
Hedgehog amulet on a string, Dynasty 12 (ca. 1981–1802 B.C.), Egyptian; Lisht North, Pit 995, Glazed steatite, reed (22.1.301)
Icon with Christ Antiphonetes, ca. 1350 or later, Byzantine; Probably made in Greece, Steatite (1979.217)
Icon with Christ "Overseer of All" and the Chorus of Saints, ca. 1300–1500, Byzantine, Steatite (63.68.1-13)
Modern Impression of a stamped seal: hunters and goats, rectangular pen(?), early 2nd millennium B.C., Gulf region (ancient Dilmun), Steatite or chlorite (1987.96.22)
Rings and necklace, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12, reign of Amenemhat I, ca. 1975 B.C., Egyptian; From the tomb of Wah, western Thebes,Carnelian and linen thread; blue-glazed steatite and linen thread; carnelian, turquoise, moss agate, amethyst, milky quartz, green-glazed steatite, and twisted linen cord (40.3.1,.11,.16)
Scarab ring, Dynasty 12 (ca. 1981–1802 B.C.), Egyptian, Amethyst, copper (10.130.910)

Scarab with the name of Hatshepsut, early Dynasty 18, reign of Hatshepsut, ca. 1473–1458 B.C., Egyptian, Glazed steatite (27.3.206)

Heart scarab of Ruru, Dynasty 18–20 (ca. 1550–1070 B.C.), Egyptian, Dark green stone (10.130.1650)

Naturalistic scarab, Late Period–Ptolemaic Period (ca. 688–30 B.C.), Egyptian, Alabaster (15.43.136)
Seated Figure (Tumba), 19th–20th century, Democratic Republic of Congo; Kongo, Bamboma, Steatite (1978.412.573)
Stamp seal and a modern impression: unicorn or bull and inscription,, Mature Harappan period, ca. 2600–1900 B.C., Indus Valley, Burnt steatite (49.40.1)
Stamp seal with animal and bird, 6th–5th millennium B.C.; Ubaid period, Syria or Anatolia, Steatite or chlorite (1984.175.13)
Stamp seal, 6th millennium B.C.; Halaf period, Syro/Cilicia, Steatite or chlorite (1986.311.1)
Stone oil lamp, 9th century, Found at Iran, Nishapur, Sabz Pushan, Room 5, Lower Level, Steatite; carved (38.40.116)
Stone seated female figure, late 3rd–early 2nd millennium B.C., Central Asia (Bactria-Margiana), Chlorite or steatite, and limestone (1989.281.41a,b)
Vessel fragment with frieze of a bull, 3300–2900 B.C.; Late Uruk/Jemdet Nasr period, Mesopotamia, Steatite, chlorite (50.218)