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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
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 151
Griffin
Until 1914, collection of Edward Perry Warren at Lewes House, Sussex; acquired in September 1914, purchased from E. P. Warren.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1915. "Department of Classical Art: Accessions of 1914. Terracottas, Bronzes, Glass and Gems." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 10 (10): p. 212.

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

Boardman, John. 1970. Greek Gems and Finger Rings: Early Bronze Age to Late Classical. p. 101, pl. 84, London: Thames and Hudson, London.

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

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

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

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