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Seal: GR.2.2001

Object information

Description

Ivory seal in the shape of a flattened cone with hollow running through vertically: base stamp decorated with irregular hatching.

Notes

History note: Put up for auction at Christie's, London 5/6/1989 lot 10, but remained unsold.

History note: Formerly in the Erlenmeyer collection, formed by Herr Erlenmeyer (died 1968) between 1943 and 1963.

Measurements and weight

Height: 0.019 m
Width: 0.022 m

Relative size of this object

2.2 cm1.9 cm1 mm What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Place(s) associated

  • Crete

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (2001) by Oliver Forge and Brendan Lynch Ltd

Materials used in production

Ivory

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: GR.2.2001
Primary reference Number: 167929
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 19 April 2016 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Antiquities

Citation for print

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Seal" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/167929 Accessed: 2022-07-01 17:56:40

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