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Lens-shaped seal with bull

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Sard mottled brown and black. Intaglio. Pierced for stringing (vertical). Bull standing in profile to the right, turns its head back to lick right hind foot. Its long horns are in a mild S-curve, the body thin, the feet triangular. He stands on a double ground line. Non-carved surface and edges...

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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 II-III A Period (?), about 1600–1300 B.C.


Length: 22 mm (7/8 in.)

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The Ancient World