Neo-Assyrian Chalcedony Cylinder Seal

An ancient Neo-Assyrian brown chalcedony cylinder seal engraved with a bearded hero wearing a quiver and armed with a scimitar holding the horns of a rearing bull; a rhombus, a stylus, and a marru in the field, an ankh, star and crescent in the sky.

Ca. 750 - 600 BC.
Height: 1 3/8 in. (3.3 cm).
Formerly in the Marcopoli collection, assembled in Aleppo, Syria, in the late 19th century; subsequently, McLendon collection, Dallas, Texas, acquired in 1978; The McLendon Collection of Cylinder and Stamp Seals; Antiquities, Christie's, New York, June 14, 1993, lot 127; subsequently in the Dr. Vallo Benjamin collection (1934-2021).
Published: B. Teissier, Ancient Near Eastern Seals from the Marcopoli Collection, (Los Angeles, 1984), pp. 182-183, no. 286.
Inv#: 8670
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