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Sealstone of a Bull
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Sealstone of a Bull


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Description Carved sealstones were popular ornaments among Bronze Age Minoans and Mycenaeans and served as insignia of rank and social status. They were influenced by the elaborate traditions of stamp and cylinder seals developed in the Near East and Egypt. The frequent appearance of bulls on seals may be inspired by the many Minoan palace wall-paintings and reliefs featuring the animal.
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Date Description Narrative
12/22/1960Treatmentother
Provenance Sadie Jones (Mrs. Henry Walters), New York [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Sale, Joseph Brummer, New York, 1941; Walters Art Museum, 1941, by purchase.
Credit Museum purchase, 1941

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Period
ca. 1500 BCE or early 20th century (Late Minoan or modern)
Medium
hematite
(Precious Stones & Gems)
Accession Number
42.769
Measurements
H: 1/2 x W: 1 1/16 x D: 7/16 in. (1.3 x 2.8 x 1.1 cm)
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