Horse-riding spearman hunting wild goat (ibex)

Object no. S00915
Description of the seal image A horse-riding hunter (spearman) aims his short spear at a rampant wild goat (ibex). Between them is a crescent moon. The horse has tassels along its belly.
Figures, motifs/symbols - crescent moon
- horse: with tassels along its belly
- hunter: horse rider, spearman
- wild goat (ibex): rampant, head turned backwards
Subcategory cylinder seal
Collection Vorderasiatisches Museum
Museum Number VA Bab 2255
Culture / Production Place Achaemenid, Neo-Elamite
Provenance excavated at Babylon
First Occurrence 1940
Archaeological context Babylon, Neo-Babylonian layer
Registration number Bab. 38148
Dimensions (mm), height, diameter h: 19, d: 10
Material and features "Kalkstein"
Style linear
Scene hunting

Moortgat 1940, 79, 152 no. 774 and Taf. 90.

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

Object history
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