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Ivory truncated conoid seal

Period:
Early Minoan III
Date:
ca. 2400–2200 B.C.
Culture:
Minoan
Medium:
Ivory
Dimensions:
D. of A) 2.5 cm; D. of B) 2 cm; Segment W. of A) 1.15 cm; B) 1 cm; H. 2.6 cm
Classification:
Gems
Credit Line:
Bequest of Richard B. Seager, 1926
Accession Number:
26.31.38
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
2 recumbent lions, a quadruped moving to the left

Half of the seal, which is made from a section of a tusk, is lost by fracture.
Until 1925, collection of Richard Berry Seager; acquired in 1926, bequest of Richard Berry Seager.
Kenna, Victor E.G. 1964. "Cretan and Mycenaean Seals in North America." American Journal of Archaeology, Corpus der Minoischen und Mykenischen Siegel: pp. 3, 7.

Kenna, Victor E.G. 1972. Nordamerika I: New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Corpus der Minoiwschen und Mykenischen Siegel, Vol. 12. no. 8, pp. 11-12, Berlin: Gebr. Mann.

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