Cylinder seal

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


Accession Number

21.1193

Medium or Technique

Sapphirine chalcedony

On View

Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

Persian King in chariot with charioteer shooting at a winged griffin. Winged disk hovering above.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (said to come from the Boulton collection, sale catalogue, lot 1); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, April 7, 1921, for $ 30,000.00 (this figure is the total purchase price for MFA 21.1193-21.1221)

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912