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Cylinder seal

The scene on this cylinder seal shows a man in chariot shooting an arrow at a fleeing animal, possibly a lion. Behind the chariot are two ibexes. Other animals and a bird appear in the field.

Provenance

By 1872: General di Cesnola collection; 1872: purchased by the MFA from General di Cesnola.* (Accession Date: May 15, 1872) *Total price for 72.1-72.473: $3316.18

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by subscription

Near Eastern, Levantine (?), Late Bronze Age, 1800–1300 B.C.

Accession Number

72.308

Medium or Technique

Steatite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals