Jewelry mold

Early Aegean, Helladic
Bronze Age
13th century B.C.


Dimensions

Length x width: 7.5 x 7.2 cm (2 15/16 x 2 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

66.194

Medium or Technique

Steatite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools and equipment, Molds

Red steatite. Carved on both with slots for casting blue glass relief beads-necklace pendants, earring discs, bracket, volute, cockle-shell, rosette plaque, nautilus, bee and drop pendants (14 different shapes included). Slots for wires to make string holes.

Provenance

By 1966: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (said to be from Mycenae); purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen, A.G., March 9, 1966

Credit Line

Mary L. Smith Fund