Oblong seal with bull
Late Archaic or Classical Period
5th century B.C.
Length: 23 mm (7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Anne and Blake Ireland Gallery (Gallery 210A)
Intaglio. Back side of seal carved into the form of a lion, lying down (couchant). Pierced for stringing, with a modern rod through the hole. Motif oriented horizontally. A bull, facing right, preparing to charge. Four ribs are visible on its flank. Hatched border is interrupted in top left corner by the bull’s tail.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Rome. From a Neapolitan dealer.); December 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution