Lentoid seal with a bull licking his hoof

Early Aegean, Helladic
Bronze Age, Late Helladic II Period
about 1635–1410 B.C.


Dimensions

Length: 22 mm (7/8 in.)

Accession Number

01.7572

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

Mottled carnelian. Lentoid seal engraved in intaglio; pierced vertically. Bull in profile to right turning his head back to lick its hind hoof. Double groundline. Linear style with a round drill used for hooves and eye. Abraded around the edges and salient parts. Chip missing at left.

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