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Carved seal

Unknownabout 2300 B.C. - 2000 B.C.

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum

Seal carved into the form of a crouching ape. The seal has a roughly oval base engraved with cross-hatching.

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Details

  • Title: Carved seal
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date: about 2300 B.C. - 2000 B.C.
  • Location Created: Crete, Greece
  • Physical Dimensions: 2.8 x 1 x 1.5 cm (1 1/8 x 3/8 x 9/16 in.)
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Ivory or bone
  • Source Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Villa Collection, Malibu, California
  • Object Type: Gem
  • Object Status: Permanent Collection
  • Number: 2001.14.37
  • Display Location: Currently on view at: Getty Villa, Gallery 217, Neolithic and Bronze Age Arts
  • Department: Antiquities
  • Culture: Greek (Minoan)
  • Classification: Jewelry

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