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Seal: E.1.1983

Object information

Current Location: In storage




Surface chipped

Probably carved in one of the eastern provinces of the empire created by Alexander the Great, this falls at the end of the long tradition of engraving cylinder seals. Three nude youths, one with bow-case (?) propped behind legs, one wearing shield and holding greave (?) and one donning greave with shield hanging behind.


History note: Lot 52, Sotheby cat., 1 December 1930.

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1982-07-19) by Wellcome Institute, the trustees of the


-0323 BCE - -0031 BCE

Components of the work


Materials used in production

agate-banded Sard

Identification numbers

Accession number: E.1.1983
Primary reference Number: 208995
Wellcome: 22
Othernumber: A103602
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Audit data

Created: Wednesday 29 June 2016 Updated: Tuesday 24 August 2021 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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