Royal hero fighting rampant griffin

Object no. S01216
Description of the seal image A royal hero wearing a crown (cidaris) and a long, belted robe grasps a rampant griffin by the neck with his left hand and holds a dagger or short sword (akinakes) in his lowered right hand. Unfinished seal image.
Figures, motifs/symbols - griffin: rampant, winged
- royal hero: bearded, wearing a crown (cidaris) and a long, belted robe, holding a dagger or short sword (akinakes) in his lowered right hand
Subcategory cylinder seal
Collection De Clercq Collection
Museum Number De Clercq 383
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: 22, d: 12
Material and features "sardoine rubanée"
Style modelled
Scene contest

De Clercq – Menant 1888, 210 no. 383 and pl. XXXIV.

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.

Object history
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