A minoan hematite engraved seal. Two swans.
2nd millenium B.C.
16 x 17 x 6 mm
A lentoid-shape seal with two swans turned on the left. Wings spread. Groundline. Wear marks.
The seal is drilled lenghtwise. Rare.
Parallels : Siegel CMS I 273b; J. Boardman, Greek gems and finger rings, Early Bronze Age to Late Classical, 1970, Ch.II, pl. 94
U.K., private collection 70's, in the same family since then.