Median archer and Persian spearman hunting lion

Object no. S00912
Description of the seal image A hunter (archer) wearing a Median garment and headgear (bashlyk) aims his bow at a rampant lion. Behind the lion, there is another hunter (spearman) wearing Persian clothing (court robe), thrusting his spear at the lion. The animal already has an arrow sticking out of its forehead. All figures are standing on a groundline.
Figures, motifs/symbols - groundline
- hunter 1: archer, wearing a Median garment and headgear (bashlyk)
- hunter 2: spearman, wearing Persian clothing (court robe), holding a spear with a round butt
- lion: rampant, with an arrow sticking out of its forehead
Subcategory cylinder seal
Collection Vorderasiatisches Museum
Museum Number VA 4291
Condition, shape worn
Culture / Production Place Achaemenid
Provenance excavated at Toprakkale
First Occurrence 1940
Archaeological context Toprakkale
Registration number N/A
Dimensions (mm), height, diameter h: 35, d: 18
Material and features "Lapislazuli"
Style linear
Scene hunting

Moortgat 1940, 79, 152 no. 771 and Taf. 90.

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

Object history
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