Lens-shaped seal with goddess and quadraped

Early Aegean, Helladic
Late Helladic I-II Period or modern
about 1690–1390 B.C.


Dimensions

Length: 18 mm (11/16 in.)

Accession Number

60.1466

Medium or Technique

Steatite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

Gray steatite. Intalgio. Pierced for stringing (horizontal) but perforation does not go all the way through. Goddess standing at left, wearing Minoan wide skirt, grabs a quadraped, who is rearing back, facing away from the goddess. Head, and arm of goddess unclear. (dubitanda in CMS XIII)

Provenance

By 1960: with Theodoros Zoumpoulakis (said to be from near Mycenae); gift of Theodoros Zoumpoulakis to MFA, December 14, 1960

Credit Line

Gift of Theodoros Zoumpoulakis