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Lens-shaped seal with Minotaur

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Minotaur. Delicately carved, deerlike head, legs like those of a bull-leaper, disposed to fill the space above the head.

Provenance

By 1928: Mrs. Beulah H. Emmet Collection (one of a group of gems [MFA 1971.159-.176] acquired on Crete from Mr. Kephalogiannis in 1928, according to M. H. Wiencke, AJA 73 [1969], p. 33); gift of Mrs. Beulah H. Emmet to MFA, April 14, 1971

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Beulah H. Emmet

Early Aegean, Minoan, Bronze Age, Late Minoan I Period, about 1550–1450 B.C.

Dimensions

Diameter: 1.6 cm (5/8 in.)

Accession Number

1971.173

Medium or Technique

Burnt sard or carnelian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals