Lens-shaped seal with goat

Early Aegean, Minoan
MIddle Minoan III-Late Minoan I Period
about 1750–1410 B.C.


Length: 19 mm (3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Green turquoise

Not On View


The Ancient World



Intaglio. Pierced for stringing (vertical). Bearded goat (agrimi) lies down in profile to right on a double ground line. It has two long, curving horns that arch to his haunches; their length is accented by three groups of ribs on each horn. The ear is pricked forward, a short tail behind, the face very narrow, the beard long.


By date unknown: C. T. Seltman Collection (according to the acquisition paperwork: from Crete); purchased by MFA from C. T. Seltman, April 11, 1940, for $ 100.00

Credit Line

John Michael Rodocanachi Fund