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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)


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

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The Ancient World