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Almond-shaped seal with bull's skull (bucranium)

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Intaglio. Pierced for stringing (horizontal). Motif oriented horizontally. A bull's skull (bucranium) with detached round eyes, under schematic, arched horsn. Above, a flying fish and on either side of the bucranium; under the horns, small plants. Drilled detail.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Euripides Sepheriades; purchased by MFA from Euripides Sepheriades, May 8, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Early Aegean, Minoan, Middle Minoan III-Late Minoan I Period, 1800–1430 B.C.

Dimensions

Length x width: 18 x 15 mm (11/16 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

63.484

Medium or Technique

Sard

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals