Archer hunting bulls from chariot

Object no. S01079
Description of the seal image A bearded hunter (archer) wearing a long, broad-belted robe aims his bow at a rampant bull and a smaller bull (probably a calf). He is standing in a chariot with a six-spoked wheel. Based on the number of reins held by the charioteer, the vehicle is drawn by two horses. Above the horses' head, there is a cross (probably a crest), while behind the archer, a six-rayed star.
Figures, motifs/symbols - bull: rampant, head turned backwards
- calf: leaping
- chariot: with a six-spoked wheel, drawn by two horses
- charioteer: holding two reins
- cross: probably crests of the horses
- horses (2): drawing a chariot
- hunter: archer, standing, wearing a long, broad-belted robe
- star: six-rayed
Subcategory cylinder seal
Collection Bibliothèque nationale de France / BnF
Museum Number Delaporte.369
Condition, shape chipped upper and lower edges
Culture / Production Place Neo-Assyrian
Provenance ex-de Palin Collection; acquired in 1857
First Occurrence before 1857
Archaeological context N/A
Registration number N/A
Dimensions (mm), height, diameter h: 39, d: 17
Material and features "calcédoine"
Style cut
Scene hunting

Delaporte 1910, 207–208 no. 369 and pl. XXV.

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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