Amygdaloid seal with rampant dogs

Modern
Modern
modern


Dimensions

1.5 x 1.1 x 0.7 cm (9/16 x 7/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1971.167

Medium or Technique

Agate

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

White and brown banded agate. Amygdaloid seal; pierced vertically. Two rampant dogs facing. Heads, muzzles, and hindquarters are drilled. The rest was deeply carved with a drill trying to imitate a coarser hand tool. The back is carved like a beetle with separated elytra and a line indicating the head.

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