Hero (archer) hunting hybrid creature (winged bull)

Object no. S01027
Description of the seal image The lower third of the object has been broken off. The scene is framed by a line border at the top. A bearded hero (archer) wearing a round headdress and broad-belted clothing aims his bow at a rampant hybrid creature (winged bull). He is further armed with a sword at his waist. Behind the hero, there is a crescent moon, a vertical wedge, and an eight-rayed star. Three further, horizontal wedges appear above the hybrid creature.
Figures, motifs/symbols - borderline: line border at the top
- crescent moon
- hero: archer, hunter, bearded, wearing a round headdress and broad-belted clothing; with a sword at his waist
- hybrid creature (winged bull): rampant, winged, horned
- wedges (4): cuneiform
Subcategory cylinder seal
Collection Bibliothèque nationale de France / BnF
Museum Number Delaporte.317
Condition, shape the lower third of the object has been broken off; worn
Culture / Production Place Neo-Assyrian
Provenance acquired from Paul-Émile Botta in 1846
First Occurrence 1846
Archaeological context N/A
Registration number N/A
Dimensions (mm), height, diameter h: 17+, d: 12
Material and features "serpentine"
Style linear
Scene hunting

Delaporte 1910, 177 no. 317 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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