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Scaraboid seal with Persian archer

Intaglio. Mounted Persian archer rides to the left and has just loosed an arrow at an ibex, running away. The arrow has pierced the back of the ibex.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Patras.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Near Eastern, Iranian, Persian, Achaemenid Period, 500–331 B.C.

Accession Number

01.7546

Medium or Technique

Chalcedony

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals