Archer hunting wild goat

Object no. S02152
Description of the seal image A half-kneeling, archer with a large nose aims his bow at a rampant wild goat (ibex). He has three tassells hanging from his back, probably the strings of his quiver.
Figures, motifs/symbols - hunter: archer, half-kneeling, with a large nose
- wild goat (ibex): rampant
Subcategory cylinder seal
Collection Musée du Louvre
Museum Number AOD 62 – CCO D. 66
Condition, shape worn
Culture / Production Place Neo-Babylonian
Provenance excavated by Mr and Mrs Dieulafoy at Susa between 1886 and 1886 or purchased by them from their workmen or from a Baghdad dealer; ex-Mr and Mrs Dieulafoy Collection
First Occurrence 1886–1888
Archaeological context N/A
Registration number N/A
Dimensions (mm), height, diameter h: 21, d: 9
Material and features "calcédoine blonde"
Style cut
Scene hunting

Delaporte 1920, 73 no. D. 66 and pl. 52: 8.

Delaporte, L.: Musée du Louvre. Catalogue des cylindres. Cachets et pierres gravées de style oriental. I: Fouilles et missions. Paris, 1920.

Object history
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