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Lentoid seal

Carved surface white. The circle is bisected with a bar, and the equal halves filled with slanting lines which form several triangles. Deeply pocked on upper surface. (double axe)

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Beulah H. Emmet

Early Aegean, Minoan, Bronze Age, Middle Minoan III Period, About 1650–1550 B.C.

Accession Number

1971.165

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals