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That seal was sold by CNG a while ago (Triton XI, Lot: 1171), originally sold by Gorny & Mosch 155 (March 5, 2007), lot 413. In the CNG auction description there are no references found, nor is there a justification of the attribution to this particular Maria (note she is only called 'sebaste') although the date would seem to fit stylistically. Maybe there's more in the Gorny catalogue, but I don't own that particular one.


Basil the Proedros:
Thank's a lot for being so helpful! This form of sceptre can be seen in other images of Mary of Alania, in particular a miniature and an enamel plaque, maybe because this cross is sometimes described as a Georgian type and Mary was a Georgian princess. Thank you for the references you could give me.


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