11 December 2009
PROPERTY FROM A SWISS PRIVATE COLLECTION
A MINOAN AGATE LENTOID
MM III-LM I, CIRCA 1700-1450 B.C.
Engraved in the 'talismanic' style with an insect, perhaps a spider or a marine creature
½ in. (1.27 cm.) wide
Acquired prior to 1972.
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J.H. Betts, Corpus der Minoischen und Mykenischen Siegel, X, Die schweizer Sammlungen, Berlin, 1980, no. 284.
For a related device on a clay sealing from Knossos see fig. 101 in Boardman, Greek Gems and Finger Rings.
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