13 June 2000
AN ACHAEMENID CARNELIAN CYLINDER SEAL
circa 6th century b.c.
Engraved with the "Tamers of the Goat-fish," the two genii each wearing a plumed tiara and holding the horns of a goat-fish, a slender stand between their horned heads
.29/32 in. (2.3 cm) high
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Amiet, Art of the Ancient Near East, no. 817.
Arts de l'ancien Iran, no. 300.
Arts de l'ancien Iran, Museé Borély, Marseilles, 1975.
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