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Red steatite. Carved on both with slots for casting blue glass relief beads-necklace pendants, earring discs, bracket, volute, cockle-shell, rosette plaque, nautilus, bee and drop pendants (14 different shapes included). Slots for wires to make string holes.

Provenance

By 1966: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (said to be from Mycenae); purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen, A.G., March 9, 1966

Credit Line

Mary L. Smith Fund

Early Aegean, Helladic, Bronze Age, 13th century B.C.

Dimensions

Length x width: 7.5 x 7.2 cm (2 15/16 x 2 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

66.194

Medium or Technique

Steatite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Molds