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Lens-shaped seal with calf

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Intaglio. Pierced for stringing (vertical). Cow standing, facing right and turning head back to left to nuzzle calf. The cow has very long horns bent in a double-S, no udder and hooves that are round balls with sharp prongs in the front. Calf standing, facing left. At upper right, a plant...

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By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: bought in Athens; said from Mycenae); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, 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: 19 mm (3/4 in.)

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The Ancient World