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Jasper seal with pierced handle. A lion leaping on the back of an ibex. In the field a tree(?) and symbols.

Provenance

By 1897: Count Michael Tyszkiewicz Collection; 1898: auction of the M. Tyszkiewicz Collection, Hotel des Commissaires-Priseurs, 9 rue Drouot, Paris, June 8-10, lot 250 (said to have been found on Rhodes); 1898: with E. P. Warren; purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, 1898

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Near Eastern, Anatolian, Hittite, Hittite, 1650–1200 B.C.

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: 0.017 D.

Accession Number

98.705

Medium or Technique

Jasper

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals