Horse-riding Median spearman hunting boar below a winged sun-disc

Object no. S00910
Description of the seal image A horse-riding hunter (spearman) wearing Median clothing and headgear (bashlyk) thrusts his spear at a charging boar. Above the latter is a winged sun-disc without a central disc. The figures are placed on a groundline.
Figures, motifs/symbols - boar: charging
- groundline
- horse: charging, with a tasselled saddle rug on its back
- hunter: spearman, horse rider, wearing Median clothing and headgear (bashlyk), holding a spear with a round butt
- winged sun-disc: without central disc
Subcategory cylinder seal
Collection Vorderasiatisches Museum
Museum Number VA 4282
Culture / Production Place Achaemenid
Provenance acquired in trade
First Occurrence 1940
Archaeological context N/A
Registration number N/A
Dimensions (mm), height, diameter h: 35, d: 13
Material and features "Achat"
Style modelled details
Scene hunting

Moortgat 1940, 79, 152 no. 769 and Taf. 90.

Moortgat, A.: Vorderasiatische Rollsiegel. Ein Beitrag zur Geschichte der Steinschneidekunst. Berlin, 1940.

Object history
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