11 June 2001
A GRAECO-PERSIAN CHALCEDONY CYLINDER SEAL
Circa 5th-4th Century B.C.
With a Persian man spearing an enormous charging boar with bristles along its back, its fore-legs raised, the hunter in a soft Persian tiara, tunic and trousers, a mantle draped over one arm, holding a long spear in his raised hand, a winged solar disk above, on a thin groundline
26.5 x 12 mm
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