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Almond-shaped seal with ship

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Green steatite. Pierced for stringing (horizontal). Motif oriented horizontally. Crescent-shaped ship, with central mast and unfurled sail with cross-hatched pattern. Six ropes or halyards, three on each side of mast, hanging off sail. The prow is curved high, and there is a rudder at right end...

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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: 25 x 16 mm (1 x 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

63.482

Medium or Technique

Steatite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals