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Almond-shaped seal with lion

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Intaglio. Pierced for stringing (horizontal). Back of seal is faceted. Motif oriented horizontally. A lion, facing left, turns head back to the right. The lion is cut in a scratchy simple style, with mane strokes running down under the chin but diagonal on the back of the neck; only three legs...

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

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Early Aegean, Minoan, Late Minoan I Period, about 1700–1430 B.C.


Length x width: 25 x 15 mm (1 x 9/16 in.)

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The Ancient World