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Lens-shaped seal with goddess and quadraped

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Gray steatite. Intalgio. Pierced for stringing (horizontal) but perforation does not go all the way through. Goddess standing at left, wearing Minoan wide skirt, grabs a quadraped, who is rearing back, facing away from the goddess. Head, and arm of goddess unclear. (dubitanda in CMS XIII)

Provenance

By 1960: with Theodoros Zoumpoulakis (said to be from near Mycenae); gift of Theodoros Zoumpoulakis to MFA, December 14, 1960

Credit Line

Gift of Theodoros Zoumpoulakis

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

Dimensions

Length: 18 mm (11/16 in.)

Accession Number

60.1466

Medium or Technique

Steatite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals