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Lentoid seal

Long-necked bird; on left, a bull's head; on right, an S-shaped snake.

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 or Modern, Bronze Age, Middle Minoan III or modern, 1650–1550 B.C. or modern

Accession Number

1971.169

Medium or Technique

Red and white sardonyx

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals