Median hunter (spearman) hunting boar

Object no. S00913
Description of the seal image The figures of the scene are set on a groundline. A hunter (spearman) wearing a Median garment and headgear (bashlyk) thrusts his spear at a charging boar. In his left hand, he holds a tasselled cloth (saddle rug) to lure the animal.
Figures, motifs/symbols - boar: charging
- groundline
- hunter: spearman, wearing a Median garment and headgear (bashlyk), holding a barbed spear with a round butt in one hand, and a tasselled cloth (saddle rug) in the other
Subcategory cylinder seal
Collection Vorderasiatisches Museum
Museum Number VA 6967
Condition, shape barrel-shaped
Culture / Production Place Achaemenid
Provenance excavated at Babylon
First Occurrence 1940
Archaeological context Babylon
Registration number Bab. 35730
Dimensions (mm), height, diameter h: 30, d: 16
Material and features "Achat"
Style modelled
Scene hunting

Moortgat 1940, 79, 152 no. 772 and Taf. 90.

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

Object history
© Lendület kutatócsoport - MTA ELTE Budapest
© developed by Agost Kilian |