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Lens-shaped seal with bull

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Jasper mottled red and gray. Intaglio. Pierced for stringing (vertical). Bull standing right, head raised and turned to left. Figure 8 shield below belly and between legs of bull. At upper left, above the back of the bull there are two so-called 'sacred knots' facing one another. Sacred knots...

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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

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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: 21 mm (13/16 in.)

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The Ancient World