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Steatite scaraboid seal

Period:
Orientalizing
Date:
early 7th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek
Medium:
Steatite
Dimensions:
L. 2.5 cm
Classification:
Gems
Credit Line:
Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1942
Accession Number:
42.11.5
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Lion attacking man. The man's head is inside the jaws of the animal.
Said to be from Rethymnon, Crete, or an Aegean Island

Alexander, Christine. 1942. "Greek Gems and the Animal World." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 1(4): p. 145, fig. 1.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1956[1920]. Catalogue of Engraved Gems of the Classical Style: Greek Etruscan, and Roman. no. 6, p. 2, pl. 1, Rome: L'Erma di Bretschneider.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 2006[1920]. Catalogue of Engraved Gems of the Classical Style: Greek Etruscan, and Roman, 2nd edn. no. 6, p. 2, pl. 1, Rome: L'Erma di Bretschneider.

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