Archer hunting bull from chariot

Object no. S01244
Description of the seal image A bearded hunter (archer) wearing a long, broad-belted robe aims his bow at a rampant bull. Next to him stands a charioteer, holding the reins of possibly two horses. The chariot has a spear on its back, while the horses have feathered crests on their heads. Above their backs is an eight-rayed, globe-centred star.
Figures, motifs/symbols - bull: rampant, head turned backwards
- chariot: with a spear on its back, drawn by two horses
- charioteer: holding two reins
- horses (2): with feathered crests on their heads, galloping, drawing chariot
- hunter: archer, bearded, wearing a long, broad-belted robe
- star: eight-rayed, globe-centred
Subcategory cylinder seal
Collection Bibel+Orient Museum, Freiburg / Bibel+Orient Museum, Fribourg
Museum Number VR 1981.116
Culture / Production Place Neo-Assyrian, Neo-Babylonian
Provenance N/A
First Occurrence 1981
Archaeological context N/A
Registration number N/A
Dimensions (mm), height, diameter h: 18.3, d: 9.4
Material and features "rotbrauner Quarz, Jaspis Karneol Achat"
Style cut
Scene hunting

Keel-Leu – Teissier 2004, 141, 404 and 435 no. 141.

Keel-Leu, H. J. – Teissier, B.: Die vorderasiatischen Rollsiegel der Sammlungen «Bibel+Orient» der Universität Freiburg Schweiz = The Ancient Near Eastern Cylinder Seals of the Collections «Bible+Orient» of the University of Fribourg. (Orbis Biblicus et Orientalis 200) Fribourg – Göttingen, 2004.

Object history
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