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Lentoid seal

Lion attacking a deer. The lion has only one foreleg, the deer no hind legs. Sharply cut, with drill holes for eyes and joints.


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 or Early Aegean, Helladic, Bronze Age, Late Minoan IIIA/Late Helladic IIIA, 1400–1300 B.C.

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Medium or Technique

Red sard


The Ancient World