New York, Park Avenue
18 December 1998
A MINOAN STEATITE CONOID STAMP SEAL
early minoan iii, circa 2300-2000 b.c.
Engraved with an animal, perhaps a dog, with its head looking back, spiral lines on the exterior
.5/8 in. (1.6 cm.) high
J.J. Dawkins Collection
A Collection of Egyptian Seals, Scarabs and Signet Rings, Sotheby's London, 21 April, 1975, lot 276
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Kenna, Corpus der Minoischen und Mykenischen Siegel, Band VIII, Die Englischen Privatsammlungen, p. 14, pl. 9.
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