Cylinder seal with Persian hunter

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


Dimensions

Length: 24 mm (15/16 in.)

Accession Number

03.1011

Medium or Technique

Sard

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

Intaglio. Significant portion of cylinder is lost. Persian man, wearing leggings, short tunic, and a Persian style headdress (soft hat tied under the chin, with floppy crown), steps forward with a spear against a rearing animal (now lost). Behind the hunter is a prancing horse wearing a saddle blanket and bridle. Scene is set on a ground line.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: bought in Athens); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, March 24, 1903

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900