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Cylinder seal

Near Eastern, Levantine (?)
Late Bronze Age
1800–1300 B.C.


Dimensions

Overall: 2.4 cm (15/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.308

Medium or Technique

Steatite

On View

Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

The scene on this cylinder seal shows a man in chariot shooting an arrow at a fleeing animal, possibly a lion. Behind the chariot are two ibexes. Other animals and a bird appear in the field.

Provenance

By 1872: General di Cesnola collection; 1872: purchased by the MFA from General di Cesnola.*

(Accession Date: May 15, 1872)

*Total price for 72.1-72.473: $3316.18

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by subscription