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Lentoid seal

Dark gray basalt, lenticular. Minotaur turning a somersault. A typical Minoan male torso clad in loin-cloth is joined to the forepart including front legs of a bull. Pierced top to bottom.

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, Minoan, Bronze Age, Late Minoan II Period,

Accession Number

68.544

Medium or Technique

Basalt

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Gems