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Agate Lentoid

Period:
Late Minoan II
Date:
ca. 1450–1400 B.C.
Culture:
Minoan
Medium:
Agate
Dimensions:
diameter 1 1/16 in. (2.7 cm) depth 1/2 in. (1.2 cm)
Classification:
Gems
Credit Line:
Purchase, by exchange, 1914
Accession Number:
14.104.1
  • Description

    Griffin

  • Provenance

    Until 1914, collection of Edward Perry Warren at Lewes House, Sussex; acquired in September 1914, purchased from E. P. Warren.

  • References

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1920. Catalogue of Engraved Gems of the Classical Style. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 9, p. 10, pl. 1.

    Kenna, Victor E.G. 1972. Nordamerika I: New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Corpus der Minoiwschen und Mykenischen Siegel, Vol. 12. Berlin: Gebr. Mann, no. 247, p. 342.

    Picón, Carlos A. 1992. "Recent Acquisitions, A Selection: 1991-1992." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 50(2): no. 18, p. 39.

    Pini, Ingo. 2000. "Der Cut Style in der spätbronzezeitlichen ägäischen Glyptik." Munus: Festschrift für Hans Wiegartz, Torsten Mattern and Dieter Korol, eds. Münster: Scriptorium, p. 216, n 60.

    Picón, Carlos A. 2007. Art of the Classical World in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Greece, Cyprus, Etruria, Rome New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 18, pp. 39, 411.

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