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Lentoid gem with wild goat

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Pale green mottled steatite. Intaglio. Lentoid. A wild goat, likely an ibex, prances to the right. Its horn is long and curved and has articulated ridges. A series of short horizontal lines along the back of the goat’s neck probably represents its tufts of hair. There are three longer lines...

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Provenance

Said to be from Antalya on MFA archival card; by date unknown: Burton Y. Berry Collection; gift to MFA from Burton Y. Berry in Memory of Michel Chiha of Beirut, October 15, 1969

Credit Line

Gift of Burton Y. Berry in memory of Michel Chiha of Beirut

Greek, Orientalizing Period, about 650–600 B.C.

Dimensions

Length: 19.5 x 18.8 mm (3/4 x 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

69.1195

Medium or Technique

Steatite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Gems