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Cylinder seal From Crete- 14-13th century BC made of chlorite or steatite - just under one inch. Now in the MET museum.

Cylinder seal Period: Late Minoan Date: ca. Geography: Crete Medium: Steatite or chlorite

Discovered in 1908, the Phaistos Disc is made of fired clay from the Minoan palace of Phaistos on Crete, possibly dating to the middle or late Minoan Bronze Age. It is about 6 in across & is covered on both sides w/ a spiral of stamped symbols called Linear A which has not yet been deciphered. Linear B, the Mycenaean language, was not deciphered until the 1950s

The Phaistos Disc (also spelled Phaistos Disk, Phaestos Disc) is a disk of fired clay from the Minoan palace of Phaistos on the Greek island of Crete, possibly dating to the middle or late Minoan Bronze Age millennium BC). Side A

Cylinder seal: Master of Animals between lions, griffins, Minoan genius. Late Cypriot II, hematite, ca. 14th century B.C.

Cylinder seal: Master of Animals between lions, griffins, Minoan genius. Late Cypriot II, hematite, ca.

This inscribed spindle whorl is 6,000 years old and comes from Dikili Tash (Greek Thrace).  This complex inscription on the spindle whorl has long, complex writings that follow the circular movement of the tool and consists of glyphs with a specific identity and recalling those of seals and tablets. Habetrot: NB I believe this is a modern interpretation of the actual ancient whorl which is pinned elsewhere herein.

year old magical formulas inscribed on a Neolithic spindle whorl from Dikili Tash, Greek Thrace

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Incidental Decadence: Art and Not-Art : Mesopotamian Cylinder Seals

Bronze age Etruscan seal from Knossos, Crete C.1700BC Ashmolean museum

Bronze age Etruscan seal from Knossos, Crete Ashmolean museum

A Minoan vase carved from rock-crystal, from Zakros on Crete, c. 1450 BCE. The collar includes gilded ivory discs and the handle is made from rock-crystal beads strung on bronze wire. The vessel was probably used to pour liquids in religious rituals. (Archaeological Museum of Heraklion, Crete).

Libation Vase (rhyton) of Rock Crystal w/ Gilded Ivory Discs on the Neck Ring -- Circa BCE -- Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Crete

Cypro-Minoan Syllabry, Enkomi, Cyprus

Cypro-Minoan Syllabry, Enkomi, Cyprus

A Linear B tablet from Knossos recording precious metal vessels in the shape of bull's heads and cups, around 1375-1350 BC.. Ashmolean Museum; Sir Arthur Evans: Collections

A Linear B tablet from Knossos recording precious metal vessels in the shape of bull's heads and cups, around BC.

ANTIQUE WAX SEAL FOB ANCIENT? MINOAN BEE GODDESS? N INDIA ? SIGILLOGRAPHY | eBay

Antique wax seal fob ancient? minoan bee goddess? n india ? sigillography

The four pictures of the upright piece without flash represent four sides. A very unique item.

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