Horse-riding hunter pursuing wild goat (ibex)

Object no. S00926
Description of the seal image A horse-riding hunter pursues a wild goat (ibex). He appears to hold a weapon in his raised left hand. Behind the hunter is a stylised tree with a net pattern and globes.
Figures, motifs/symbols - horse: charging
- hunter: horse rider, holding a weapon in his raised left hand
- stylised tree: with net pattern and globes
- wild goat (ibex): rampant
Subcategory cylinder seal
Collection The British Museum
Museum Number BM ANE 138159 – N 1105
Condition, shape worn
Culture / Production Place Achaemenid
Provenance from Sir Austen Henry Layard's expeditions to Mesopotamia between 1845 and 1851
First Occurrence 1845–1851
Archaeological context N/A
Registration number N/A
Dimensions (mm), height, diameter h: 30, d: 17.5
Material and features "Faience: now cream with brown surface, but probably originally glazed. Analysis by XRD and XRF indicated that a copper colourant was probably used, suggesting that the seal was originally turquoise-blue or green (see Chapter Vl.2.10). M.S."
Style sintered quartz
Scene hunting

Merrillees 2005, 47 no. 2 and pl. II.

Merrillees, P. H.: Catalogue of the Western Asiatic Seals in the British Museum. Cylinder Seals VI: Pre-Achaemenid and Achaemenid Periods. (Catalogue of the Western Asiatic Seals in the British Museum. Cylinder Seals 6) London, 2005.

Object history
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