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Cylinder seal with Persian archer

Intaglio. Persian archer on horseback moving left, shoots an arrow at a lion leaping towards him. There is a small mound at the on the ground behind the archer - either an intentional mound or a chip.


By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: Morrison Sale, no. 25); 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, 1898, for $ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Near Eastern, Iranian, Persian, Achaemenid Period, 550–331 B.C.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World