Cylinder seal

Near Eastern, Iranian, Persian
Achaemenid
550–331 B.C.


Accession Number

65.1526

Medium or Technique

Agate

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

Combat scene. At left, king grappling with lion griffin. At right, god (Ahura Mazda) in winged disk, holding bow, facing the combat. Inscription under winged disk, crescent in field above.

Provenance

By 1965: with Mrs. Oric Bates, Mrs. F. Carrington Weems, Mrs. Horace L. Mayer. 1965 given to the MFA by Mrs. Bates, Mrs. Weems, Mrs. Mayer, 10 November 1965.
(Accession date: November 10, 1965)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Oric Bates, Mrs. F. Carrington Weems and Horace L. Mayer, plus restricted funds, (William Francis Warden Fund)