Lentoid seal with a cow suckling a calf

Early Aegean, Helladic
Bronze Age, Late Helladic IIA Period
about 1635–1470 B.C.


Dimensions

Length: 18 mm (11/16 in.)

Accession Number

98.713

Medium or Technique

Jasper

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

Red jasper. Lentoid seal; pierced horizontally. Cow in profile to right, turning her head back to watch her suckling calf. Round drill used for muzzles, eyes, hooves and joints. Chips missing at the bottom and near the string holes.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund