11 December 2009
PROPERTY FROM A SWISS PRIVATE COLLECTION
A MINOAN/MYCENAEAN GREEN STEATITE LENTOID
LM/LH II-III, CIRCA 1450-1200 B.C.
Engraved with a crouching lion, the head and mane of a second lion behind
11/16 in. (1.7 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. 304.
For the motif see the haematite amygdaloid from central Crete, now in Oxford, pl. 121 in Boardman, Greek Gems and Finger Rings.
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