Persian archer hunting two wild goats (ibexes)

Object no. S01195
Description of the seal image A hunter (archer) wearing a headband and Persian clothing (court robe) aims his bow at two jumping wild goats (ibexes). He has a tasselled quiver full of arrows on his back. Both animals already have an arrow shot into their backs.
Figures, motifs/symbols - hunter: archer, bearded, wearing a headband and Persian clothing (court robe); with a tasselled quiver full of arrows on his back
- wild goats (ibexes) (2): jumping, each with an arrow shot into its back
Subcategory cylinder seal
Collection De Clercq Collection
Museum Number De Clercq 364
Condition, shape chipped upper and lower edges
Culture / Production Place Achaemenid
Culture and/or date Achaemenid
Provenance ex-de Clercq Collection
First Occurrence before 1888
Archaeological context N/A
Registration number N/A
Dimensions (mm), height, diameter h: 29, d: 13
Material and features "sardoine rubanée de blanc"
Style modelled
Scene hunting

De Clercq – Menant 1888, 197 no. 364 and pl. XXXIII.

De Clercq, L. – Menant, J.: Collection de Clercq: Catalogue méthodique et raisonné. Antiquités assyriennes: Cylindres orientaux, cachets, briques, bronzes, bas-reliefs, etc. I: Cylindres orientaux. I: Texte – II: Planches et carte. Paris, 1888.

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