Horse-riding Median spearman hunting boar

Object no. S02075
Description of the seal image A horse-riding hunter (spearman) wearing Median clothing and headgear (bashlyk) thrusts his spear at a charging boar. The spear has a round butt at its end. The horse has a fringed saddle rug on its back. Behind the hunter is the high back of the saddle or a bow in quiver (gorytos).
Figures, motifs/symbols - boar: charging
- horse: with a fringed saddle rug on its back
- hunter: Median, spearman, holding a spear with a round butt, with a bow in a quiver (gorytos) behind him or the high back of the saddle
Subcategory cylinder seal
Collection ex-Mrs William H. Moore Collection
Museum Number MMA L55.49.127 – Mrs Moore 119
Condition, shape slightly worn
Culture / Production Place Achaemenid
Provenance ex-Mrs William H. Moore Collection; on loan to the MMA by The Right Reverend Paul Moore Jr. from 1955
First Occurrence before 1940
Archaeological context N/A
Registration number N/A
Dimensions (mm), height, diameter h: 22; d: 10
Material and features "agate"
Style modelled
Scene hunting


Traduction N/A

Eisen 1940, 55 no. 104 and pl. XI.

Eisen, G. A.: Ancient Oriental Cylinder and Other Seals with a Description of the Collection of Mrs. William H. Moore. (Oriental Institute Publications 47) Chicago, 1940.

Object history
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