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Pyramidal seal with "mistress of animals"

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Intaglio. Motif is horizontal. Significant wear around edges of base. On base "Mistress of animals" with head and lower body in profile to right; torso is frontal. She is clutching two griffins by the throat. Each griffin has one leg on the ground and one leg up against the skirt of the central...

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By 1899: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Athens 1899.); 1899: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 32,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 99.338-99.542)

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Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Near Eastern, Iranian, Persian, Achaemenid Period, 550–331 B.C.


Length: 25 mm (1 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World