Lentoid seal with a rosette

Early Aegean, Minoan
Bronze Age, Middle Minoan IIIB-Late Minoan IA Period
1700–1600 B.C.


Dimensions

0.7 cm (1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1971.164

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

Pink to reddish orange carnelian. Lentoid seal; pierced. Crescent-shaped ‘petals’ around a central knob. A tubular drill was used for the crescents. Cracked in several places.

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