A mycenaean agate engraved seal. Antilope with her cub.
2nd millenium B.C.
Diam. 18 x 7 mm
A fine lentoid-shape seal with antilope turned on the left and leaning toward her cub facing right. The seal is drilled lenghtwise. Attractive color of the stone. Small crack on top. Wear marks. Rare.
Parallels : J. Boardman, Greek gems and finger rings, Early Bronze Age to Late Classical, 1970, Ch.II, fig. 133; See parallels: Antiken Gemmen, band I, Munchen, n. 74; Athen, National museum, inv. 3178; Siegel CMS I 125
U.K., private collection 70's, in the same family since then.