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Stamp seal amulet in the form of a recumbent bull. Amber, with eyes inlaid with plugs of carnelian. Seal impression: Four quadrupeds.

Provenance

1978, gift of Richard R. Wagner (b. 1907 - d. 2002), West Barnstable, MA, to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 15, 1978)

Credit Line

Gift of Richard R. Wagner

Near Eastern, Levantine?, Late Chalcolithic-Early Bronze Age, 3200–2800 B.C.

Object Place

North Syria (probably)

Dimensions

Height x length: 3 x 4.5 cm (1 3/16 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1978.435

Medium or Technique

Amber

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals