Cylinder seal with Persian hunter
Near Eastern, Iranian, Persian
Length: 24 mm (15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: bought in Athens); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, March 24, 1903
Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900