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Lens-shaped seal with lion

White agate with wavy gray band. Intaglio. Pierced for stringing (horizontal). Lion in profile to left, head turned back to right. Its body is wrapped around seal surface. Scratching head with right hind paw. Lion has a round eye and ear, tubular nose, and open mouth; the mane is short with...

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By 1892: in an anonymous collection (according to MFA records: said to have been found at Sparta); anonymous gift to MFA, September 1892.

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Anonymous gift

Early Aegean, Helladic, Late Helladic I-II Period, about 1680–1390 B.C.

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The Ancient World