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Cylinder seal with Persian hunter

Intaglio. Significant portion of cylinder is lost. Persian man, wearing leggings, short tunic, and a Persian style headdress (soft hat tied under the chin, with floppy crown), steps forward with a spear against a rearing animal (now lost). Behind the hunter is a prancing horse wearing a saddle...

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By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: bought in Athens); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, March 24, 1903

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Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900

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

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The Ancient World