11 December 2009
A MINOAN VEINED QUARTZ LOOP SIGNET
MM II-III, CIRCA 1700-1550 B.C.
Bell-shaped with a circular base, the loop handle with two grooves over the top and two horizontal grooves above the string hole, a single groove around the sides of the base; engraved with a frontal cat head, an X-formation above
3/8 in. (.9 cm.) high
Acquired prior to 1972.
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J.H. Betts, Corpus der Minoischen und Mykenischen Siegel, X, Die schweizer Sammlungen, Berlin, 1980, no. 280.
For the motif compare no. 143b in Krzyszkowska, Aegean Seals, An Introduction.
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