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2 drawings by P. de Jong of faience cylinder 39-170, 1939

Reference Code: GBR/3437/MCNE/2/3/4/1
2 drawings by P. de Jong of faience cylinder 39-170
2 drawings by P. de Jong of faience cylinder 39-170

Scope and Contents

2 drawings of a faience cylinder and its impression.
i: the seal's impression, 'three figures separated by two tree designs, advancing toward a bird' [Porada, 1957, p. 200]
ii: drawing of the cylinder seal itself. Both images were originally mounted side-by-side and printed as one illustration.
The seal was excavated in the Palace area, below the North terrace (the Prinaria).


  • Creation: 1939


Conditions Governing Use

© British School at Athens


2 leaf/leaves (2 leaves of paper) : paper

Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Both drawings are in pencil, with white gouache highlights, on paper. i: H. 11 x W. 12 cm ii: H. 16.9 x W. 12.6 cm

Related Materials

National Archaeogical Museum, Athens, 7714


Wace, A., & Porada, E. (1957). Part II. A Faience Cylinder. The Annual of the British School at Athens, 52, 197-204 for discusion of the object, Pl 38a for the drawing, Pl 37b for an image of the cylinder itself. Xénaki-Sakellariou, A. (1964). Die minoischen und mykenischen Siegel des National museums in Athen (Corpus der minoischen und mykenischen Siegel ; I). Berlin: Mann.


N. B. BSA vol. 52, p. 197, note 1, "In the excavation notebooks and on the labels this area was known as 'Prinaria' from the oak scrub'.

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