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Scaraboid seal

Two dogs, in heraldic position, facing each other. Deep, coarse drill cutting.


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 II - III or modern, 1800–1550 B.C. or modern

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Medium or Technique

Brown and white chalcedony


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids