Mycenae: Tomb 515, Impressions of two seals of a snake goddess with a double axe between lions, Kalkani Cemetery

Department Archive
Collection SPHS BSA Image Collection
Reference No. BSA SPHS 01/3259.C0359
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 1921
Creator The British School at Athens
Collection event Mycenae Excavation 1920-1923: Season 1921
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: gems of snake goddesses, with double axe, between lions". Recorded in the register as from the 1921 season.
Notes Date is the year listed in the description of the image in the SPHS register. See pl. XXVIII (top) Wace 1932 (Chamber tombs at Mycenae, vol. 82 of Archaeologia) for a drawing of the sealstones, including profiles. Number 31 (left in this image) and 32 (right). They are said to come from Tomb 515. Also see related record MYC 3/3/10/1 which includes the drawings of these two seals.
Related records [MYC 3/3/10/1], Seal Stones from Tomb 515, 1920-1923
Reference 1922 JHS 42: 8th accession to 1913 slide catalogue. lvi.SPHS C.359. Link to article
1936 Exhibition Catalogue. 49.No. 116a.