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Lentoid seal

Dark sard, intaglio, lenticular. Bull, facing right, turns head back over shoulder and raises right-hind foot as if scratching behind his ear. A figure-of-eight shield is between the foot and forehead, a "sacral knot" in the field below. Pierced top to bottom; edges badly chipped.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Euripides Sepheriades; purchased by MFA from Euripides Sepheriades, September 11, 1968

Credit Line

John Wheelock Elliot and John Morse Elliot Fund

Early Aegean, Helladic, Bronze Age, Late Helladic I–II,

Accession Number

68.543

Medium or Technique

Sard

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Gems