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.

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