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Cylinder seal with Persian archer

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


Dimensions

Length: 32 mm (1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

98.708

Medium or Technique

Chalcedony

On View

Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

Intaglio. Persian archer on horseback moving left, shoots an arrow at a lion leaping towards him. There is a small mound at the on the ground behind the archer - either an intentional mound or a chip.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: Morrison Sale, no. 25); 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, 1898, for $ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund