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Lens-shaped seal with cow

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Red jasper. Intaglio. Pierced for stringing (horizontal). Cow in profile to right with her head bent back suckles a calf, facing left. The cow has long lyre-shaped horns, and no udder. Chipped at bottom.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Early Aegean, Helladic, Late Helladic I-II Period, about 1690–1390 B.C.

Dimensions

Length: 18 mm (11/16 in.)

Accession Number

98.713

Medium or Technique

Jasper

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals