A minoan amygdaloid agate engraved seal. Talismanic jug.
First half of the 2nd millenium B.C.
15 x 21 x 8 mm
Talismanic jug with floral and cross-hatching.
This symbol is a common pattern for this type of seals.
Drilled lenghtwise. Wear marks. Rare.
J. Paul Getty Museum, inv. 2001.14.24; J. Boardman, Greek gems and finger rings, Early Bronze Age to Late Classical, 1970, Ch.II, pl. 72; See parallels: Antiken Gemmen, band II, Berlin, n. 17.
U.K., private collection 70's, in the same family since then.
Auction: Auction 86
Piazza Lovatelli 1, Roma, 00186, Italy
Bertolami Fine Arts s.r.l. - Piazza Lovatelli, 1 - 00186 Roma - Italia
Bertolami Fine Arts Ltd - 68 Crockford Park Road | Addlestone KT15 2LU - United Kingdom
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