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.
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
ACR Auctions GmbH - 24 Sendlinger Strasse - 80331 München - Germany
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