Amygdaloid seal with two deer

Early Aegean, Helladic or Minoan
Bronze Age, Late Minoan or Helladic IIIA Period
about 1420–1315 B.C.


Dimensions

Length: 18 mm (11/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.7574

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

Orange carnelian with dark inclusion. Amygdaloid seal; faceted; pierced lengthwise. Two deer in profile running to left. The deer in the background turns its head back toward the spear or arrow piercing its back. Round drill used for eyes, muzzles, hooves and joints. Scratched surface. Missing chip in the back near the stringhole.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Athens, found at Mycenae.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution