Lentoid seal with a double ax

Early Aegean, Minoan
Bronze Age, Middle Minoan III-Late Minoan I Period
About 1750–1460 B.C.


Dimensions

0.5 cm (3/16 in.)

Accession Number

1971.165

Medium or Technique

Burnt carnelian

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

Burnt reddish orange carnelian. Lentoid seal; pierced vertically. Schematic double ax with two diagonal lines on each blade. Two parallel lines above and below the handle. Milky layer on the front and cracked, brown edges.

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