Archer hunting bull

Object no. S01022
Description of the seal image A half-kneeling hunter (archer) wearing a long, fringed robe aims his bow at a rampant bull. He is further armed with a sword at his waist. Between them, there is a small palmette plant. Above the bull is a crescent moon, while behind the two figures is an eight-rayed star and a fish. Two wedges appear under the bull, another two are above the hero's knee, and two are inside the bow's arc.
Figures, motifs/symbols - bull: rampant
- crescent moon
- fish
- hero: archer, hunter, half-kneeling, wearing a long, fringed robe; with a sword at his waist
- star: eight-rayed
- stylised plant: small palmette
- wedges (6): cuneiform
Subcategory cylinder seal
Collection Bibliothèque nationale de France / BnF
Museum Number Delaporte.312
Condition, shape worn
Culture / Production Place Neo-Assyrian
Provenance N/A
First Occurrence 1858
Archaeological context N/A
Registration number N/A
Dimensions (mm), height, diameter h: 32, d: 12
Material and features "serpentine verte"
Style linear
Scene hunting

Delaporte 1910, 175 no. 312 and pl. XXI.

Delaporte, L.: Catalogue des cylindres orientaux et des cachets assyro-babyloniens, perses et syro-cappadociens de la Bibliothèque Nationale. I–II. Paris, 1910.

Object history
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