Divine hero (archer) hunting winged bull

Object no. S01026
Description of the seal image The lower half of the object has been broken off. The remaining scene is framed by a line border at the top. A bearded divine hero (archer) wearing a horned headdress aims his bow at a rampant winged bull. Above the latter are a crescent moon and single wedges on each side.
Figures, motifs/symbols - borderline: line border at the top (the lower half of the object has been broken off)
- crescent moon
- divine hero: winged, bearded, wearing a horned headdress
- wedges (2): cuneiform
- winged bull: rampant, head turned backwards
Subcategory cylinder seal
Collection Bibliothèque nationale de France / BnF
Museum Number Delaporte.316
Condition, shape upper half of the object has been broken off; slightly damaged
Culture / Production Place Neo-Assyrian
Provenance acquired in 1857
First Occurrence 1857
Archaeological context N/A
Registration number N/A
Dimensions (mm), height, diameter h: 17+, d: 14
Material and features "serpentine"
Style linear
Scene hunting

Delaporte 1910, 177 no. 316 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
© Lendület kutatócsoport - MTA ELTE Budapest
© developed by Agost Kilian | vvortex.hu