Lentoid seal with a bull licking his hoof
Early Aegean, Helladic
Bronze Age, Late Helladic II Period
about 1635–1410 B.C.
Length: 22 mm (7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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
Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution