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Cylinder seal

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


Dimensions

Overall: 0.2 x 0.1 cm (1/8 x 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

36.207

Medium or Technique

Smoky chalcedony

On View

Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

A hunter wearing a Persian cap and a knee-length garment over baggy trousers stabs with a lance a boar which attacks him emerging from a growth of trees or plants.

Provenance

1936: Purchased by the MFA through Prof. Robert A. Pfeiffer.*
(Accession date: April 2, 1936)

*40 seals, 36.177-36.216, were purchased as a group for $500.
(Accession Date: April 2, 1936)

Credit Line

Seth K. Sweetser Fund