A NEO-ASSYRIAN WHITE MARBLE CYLINDER SEAL
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With a dynamic hunting scene in the Linear Style featuring a running archer, his arrow in flight. The ground is filled with running ibexes, a raptor in flight, and a rampant lion. A star (or Venus) and crescent moon frame the arrow in the upper central field.

 

9th–7th Century BC

 

Height: 35 mm.     (1 3/8 in.)

 

Ex: American private collection, acquired on the Swiss market 1992, thence by descent.

 

#5803

 

Published:

Antiquarium; Ancient Treasures XX. (London, 2022) p.13

 

Comparanda:

Kist, Joost; Ancient Near Eastern seals from the Kist collection : three millennia of miniature reliefs (Leiden, 2003) nos. 347-350

 

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York  acc.  no. 1999.325.72