Lens-shaped seal with calf

Early Aegean, Helladic
Bronze Age, Late Helladic IIB-IIIA1 Period
about 1480–1370 B.C.


Dimensions

Length: 19 mm (3/4 in.)

Accession Number

01.7548

Medium or Technique

Chalcedony

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

Mottled, light blue and brown chalcedony. Lentoid seal engraved in intaglio; pierced vertically. Cow in profile to right, turning her head back to watch her suckling calf, standing facing left. At upper right, a plant with eight spikes bending left. Round drill used for muzzles, eyes, hooves and joints. Chips missing in the back and near the top string hole.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: bought in Athens; said from Mycenae); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution