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Almond-shaped seal with lion

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Intaglio. Perforated for stringing (horizontal). A lion crouches to left with head turned back, and is pierced by an arrow at the shoulder. The mouth is open with the jaw lines accented in curves (lower jaw to back of head), and the mane is represented by bristling short ovals; there is a...

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

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Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Early Aegean, Helladic, Late Helladic I-II Period, about 1690–1390 B.C.


Length: 28 mm (1 1/8 in.)

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The Ancient World