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Four-sided seal

Four-sided prism bead. Side A: Dog. Side B: Three rayed disks. Side C: Two herringbones, two wavy lines. Side D: Man


By 1928: Mrs. Beulah H. Emmet Collection (one of a group of gems [MFA 1971.159-.176] acquired on Crete from Mr. Kephalogiannis in 1928, according to M. H. Wiencke, AJA 73 [1969], p. 33); gift of Mrs. Beulah H. Emmet to MFA, April 14, 1971

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Gift of Mrs. Beulah H. Emmet

Early Aegean, Minoan or Modern, Bronze Age, Middle Minoan I or modern, 2000–1800 B.C. or modern

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Yellow steatite


The Ancient World