8 December 2005
A MINOAN AGATE LENTOID
LATE MINOAN II-IIIA, CIRCA 1450-1300 B.C.
Pale yellow, gray and cream in color, engraved with an animal, perhaps a goat or a deer, with its legs outstretched in a flying gallop, attacked from above and below by two predators, either dogs or lions, a schematic tree in front
5/8 in. (1.6 cm) wide
Erlenmeyer Collection; Christie's, London, 5 June 1989, lot 155.
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J.H. Betts, Corpus der Minoischen und Mykenischen Siegal, Berlin, 1980, no. 130.
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