Four-sided seal

Modern
Modern
modern


Dimensions

0.8 x 2 cm (5/16 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

1971.160

Medium or Technique

Steatite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

Yellowish green steatite. Four-sided prism with rectangular faces; pierced lengthwise. A: Recumbent dog to right. B: Three disks with rays. C: Figure standing to right. D: Two herringbone designs and two wavy lines in axial symmetry. Carved with a point and a drill for the disks. Small chips missing.

Provenance

By 1928: Mrs. Beulah H. Emmet Collection (one of a group of gems [MFA 1971.159-.176] acquired on Crete from Mr. Kephalogiannis in 1928, according to M. H. Wiencke, AJA 73 [1969], p. 33); gift of Mrs. Beulah H. Emmet to MFA, April 14, 1971

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Beulah H. Emmet