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Museum of George and Nefeli Giabra Pierides Collection (Donated by Clio and Solon Triantafyllides) / GP 1999-404
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Exhibition Number:  10/34
Item:  Ring with scaraboid seal
Category:  Stamp seals
Dating:  480-310 B.C.
Period:  Cypro-Classical (480-310 B.C.)
Material:  Cornelian
Dimensions:  Approx. length of scaraboid: 1.4cm.; approx. width: 1cm.; approx. height: 0.7cm.; total length of ring from bezel to back of hoop: 2.5cm.
Description:  In later gold ring setting, cable pattern on bezel. Composite creature in running-kneeling position. The face is that of a dog; ears are exceptionally long; arms bent and with hands held to the chest; one hand holds a boar and a sword (?) horizontally; the other hand carries a lion, or else he is intended to be seen as wearing a lion skin; cross-hatched exergue; hatched border; Cypro-syllabic inscription: o-na-si-lo (Oνήσιλος). The name is widespread and in common use in Cyprus.