ACHAEMENID CYLINDER SEAL WITH HORNED CATTLE 5th century BC
WESTERN ASIATIC ACHAEMENID CYLINDER SEAL WITH HORNED CATTLE 5th century BC
A red speckled stone cylinder seal with frieze of a squatting female figure facing to the front and holding a pair of long horned cattle by the tips of the horns; below a running frieze of geometric pattern; between the cattle a vase with water and plants coming from the top. 15 grams, 30mm (1 1/4").
Condition Very fine condition. A beautiful example.
Provenance From the collection of a North West London gentleman; acquired in the 1980s.