Loop-signet with a rosette

Early Aegean, Minoan
Bronze Age, Middle Minoan II Period
about 1875–1700 B.C.


Dimensions

1 x 0.9 cm (3/8 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

1971.166

Medium or Technique

Serpentine

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

Mottled light and dark green serpentine. Loop-signet with a circular, flat base engraved in intaglio; pierced through the loop. Rosette with eight petals. Engraved with a point. Plinth decorated with a groove. Two grooves at the base of the loop and three on the loop.

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