Mycenae: Impressions of seals from Tomb 518 with lion regardant, peacock, wounded bull, Sicyon-like dove, and birds, Kalkani Cemetery

Department Archive
Collection BSA SPHS Image Collection
Reference No. BSA SPHS 01/3297.C0465
Level Item
Description The glass negative is a quarter plate size, a copy negative.
Dimensions 10.5 x 8 cm
Place Mycenae: Kalkani Cemetery
Ancient Mycenae
Dates 1922
Creator The British School at Athens
Collection event Mycenae Excavation 1920-1923: Season 1922
Scope and Content Part of a collection of images of the BSA's 1920s excavations at Mycenae. The original description in the SPHS negative register reads: "Mycenae: Tomb 518, long gem; lion regardant; peacock; wounded bull, Sicyon like dove; birds". Recorded in the register as from the 1922 season.
Notes Date is the year listed in the description of the image in the SPHS register. See pl. XXXVIII (top) Wace 1932 (Chamber tombs at Mycenae, vol. 82 of Archaeologia) for a drawing of the sealstones, including profiles. Number 62 (middle left in this image), 66 (middle right), 65 (middle centre), 61 (top), 64 (bottom right) and 63 (bottom left). They are said to come from Tomb 518.