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Flattened cylinder seal with bull

Agate banded white and tan. Intaglio. Pierced for stinging (horizontal). Bull leaping to the left, head turned back to right, with its mouth open and tongue protruding. A human figure lays prostrate, left, below belly of bull. He has long and lean physique, with flat feet and thin arms. He...

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By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Athens, found at Mycenae.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

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Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Early Aegean, Helladic, Late Helladic II-III A Period (?), about 1600–1300 B.C.

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The Ancient World