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Almond-shaped seal with deer

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Intaglio. Pierced for stringing (horizontal). Two deer in profile, running to the left. The rear animal turns its head back to the right; it is pierced with a spear in its back. Both animals have large bulging round eyes, long, skinny, dangling legs.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Athens, found at Mycenae.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Early Aegean, Helladic or Minoan, Late Minoan/Helladic III A Period, about 1425–1300 B.C.

Dimensions

Length: 18 mm (11/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.7574

Medium or Technique

Sard

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals