Steatite block with intaglio motifs, Steatite, Minoan

Steatite block with intaglio motifs

Period:
Late Minoan III
Date:
ca. 1400–1200 B.C.
Culture:
Minoan
Medium:
Steatite
Dimensions:
H. 3 3/8 in. (8.5 cm)
Classification:
Gems
Credit Line:
Bequest of Richard B. Seager, 1926
Accession Number:
26.31.392
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 151
Stone mold used for making intaglio motifs on gold or glass.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 17, 168, pl. 8i, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Kenna, Victor E.G. 1972. Nordamerika I: New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Corpus der Minoiwschen und Mykenischen Siegel, Vol. 12. no. 262, pp. 352-53, Berlin: Gebr. Mann.

Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1979. Greek Art of the Aegean Islands. no. 44, p. 91, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Picón, Carlos A. 2007. Art of the Classical World in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Greece, Cyprus, Etruria, Rome. no. 21, pp. 39, 412, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.