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Lens-shaped seal with bull and lion

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Jasper mottled red and brown. Intaglio. Pierced for stringing (horizontal). Significantly chipped. Lion attacking bull, in profile to left and in a belly-to-belly position. The lion's head is frontal with angled forelegs splayed out, and has long, thin claws. Bull, lying dead on its back, with...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; gift of Edward Perry Warren to MFA, January 2, 1913

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Perry Warren

Early Aegean, Helladic, Late Helladic II-III A Period or modern, about 1600–1300 B.C.

Dimensions

Length: 25 mm (1 in.)

Accession Number

13.179

Medium or Technique

Jasper

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals