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Oblong seal with bull

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Intaglio. Back side of seal carved into the form of a lion, lying down (couchant). Pierced for stringing, with a modern rod through the hole. Motif oriented horizontally. A bull, facing right, preparing to charge. Four ribs are visible on its flank. Hatched border is interrupted in top left...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Rome. From a Neapolitan dealer.); December 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Greek, Late Archaic or Classical Period, 5th century B.C.

Dimensions

Length: 23 mm (7/8 in.)

Accession Number

01.7534

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals