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Unidentified Floating Objects on Minoan Seals

E. Kyriakidis
American Journal of Archaeology
Vol. 109, No. 2 (Apr., 2005), pp. 137-154
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/40024508
Page Count: 18
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Unidentified Floating Objects on Minoan Seals
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Abstract

Extremely detailed Minoan gold signet rings are orna- mented with exquisite depictions in which the artist leaves nothing to chance. A group of small motifs that appear above the iconography have not yet been satisfactorily explained. The aim of this paper is to define them as a group, describe their traits and peculiarities, and suggest a possible interpretation for their existence.

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