Cylinder seal

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


Dimensions

Length x diameter: 2.5 x 1.1 cm (1 x 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

98.700

Medium or Technique

Sardonyx

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

Produced in Egypt? A man in a short tunic holds up two lions by the forelocks. Behind them a hieroglyphic inscription.

Provenance

By 1897: Count Michael Tyszkiewicz Collection; 1898: auction of the M. Tyszkiewicz Collection, Hotel des Commissaires-Priseurs, 9 rue Drouot, Paris, June 8-10, lot 246 (said to have been found in Egypt); 1898: with E. P. Warren; purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, 1898. (Accession date: October 21, 1880)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund