Lentoid seal with a griffin
Early Aegean, Minoan
Bronze Age, Late Minoan IB-IIA Period
about 1625–1410 B.C.
1.7 x 1.6 x 0.5 cm (11/16 x 5/8 x 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Dark green serpentine. Lentoid seal; pierced vertically. Recumbent, regardant griffin to right with extended wings. Striated torso and neck; clawed feet. Engraved with a point except for drilled eye. Abraded; small chip missing near the top stringhole.
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 , p. 33); gift of Mrs. Beulah H. Emmet to MFA, April 14, 1971
Gift of Mrs. Beulah H. Emmet