Lens-shaped seal with goat

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


Dimensions

Length: 19 mm (3/4 in.)

Accession Number

40.88

Medium or Technique

Green turquoise

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

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.

Provenance

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