Lentoid seal with a cow suckling a calf
Early Aegean, Helladic
Bronze Age, Late Helladic IIA Period
about 1635–1470 B.C.
Length: 18 mm (11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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)
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund