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Lentoid seal

A bull's head and a pair of bull's legs, facing in opposite directions; a pair of human legs; a pair of wings or branches. Perhaps the representation is that of a winged man and a bull; an oval object near the back of the bull may be the head of the man. Hatched fill to either side of the...

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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, Late Minoan I (?) Period, Late Minoan I (?), about 1500 B.C.

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Brown steatite


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