Horse-riding Median spearman hunting bear

Object no. S01114
Description of the seal image A horse-riding Median hunter (spearman) wearing nomadic clothing thrusts his spear at a rampant bear. The horse has tassells on its tail.
Figures, motifs/symbols - bear: rampant
- horse: charging; with tassels on its tail
- hunter: Median, horse rider, spearman, wearing nomadic clothing
Subcategory cylinder seal
Collection Bibliothèque nationale de France / BnF
Museum Number Delaporte.404
Condition, shape chip below the bear
Culture / Production Place Achaemenid
Provenance N/A
First Occurrence 1899
Archaeological context N/A
Registration number N/A
Dimensions (mm), height, diameter h: 28, d: 10
Material and features "cornaline"
Style modelled
Scene hunting

Delaporte 1910, 225 no. 404 and pl. XXVIII.

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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