Christie's Special Exhibition Gallery
7 December 2011
A CRETAN LIMESTONE CONOID
EARLY MINOAN II-MIDDLE MINOAN IA, CIRCA 2500-2000 B.C.
Engraved with a goat, striding to its left, its head turned back, with an oval in field above; perforated at the top through to one sloping side
15/16 in. (2.4 cm.) high
Private Collection, U.S., prior to 1960.
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For other Cretan conoids of similar style see subsection 6g, p. 43 in Yule, Early Cretan Seals: A Study of Chronology.
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