Lentoid seal with a griffin

Early Aegean, Minoan
Bronze Age, Late Minoan IB-IIA Period
about 1625–1410 B.C.


Dimensions

0.7 cm (1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1971.171

Medium or Technique

Serpentine

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

Dark green serpentine. Lentoid seal; pierced vertically. Recumbent griffin in profile with extended wings to right. Striated wings; clawed feet. Engraved with a point. Abraded surface.

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