Steatite scaraboid seal


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171

Flattened scaraboid of green, translucent steatite, perforated horizontally. Two men, in reversed positions, on either side of a large quadruped. The latter has its mouth wide open and is perhaps a lion, for ot has a long, tufted tail; but the long, erect ears (or horns) make the identity uncertain. In the field are other, nondescript animals and ornaments.

Steatite scaraboid seal, Steatite, Greek

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