Oblong seal with bull

Greek
Late Archaic or Classical Period
5th century B.C.


Dimensions

Length: 23 mm (7/8 in.)

Accession Number

01.7534

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

On View

Anne and Blake Ireland Gallery (Gallery 210A)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

Intaglio. Back side of seal carved into the form of a lion, lying down (couchant). Pierced for stringing, with a modern rod through the hole. Motif oriented horizontally. A bull, facing right, preparing to charge. Four ribs are visible on its flank. Hatched border is interrupted in top left corner by the bull’s tail.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Rome. From a Neapolitan dealer.); December 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution