Neo-Assyrian Cylinder Seal

Culture: Assyrian
Period: 800-500 B.C.
Material: Serpentine
Dimensions: 3.3 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 6017
Provenance: Bonhams, auction dated 22 April 1999, lot 540. Prior British private collection, acquired from Kal Ashner in the 1930s.
Condition: A small piece outside of the hunting scene cracked and reattached.
Description: Very detailed seal in “linear style”, depicting a hunting scene with a winged hybrid creature on its hind legs hounding with its spear a winged bull. Above the bull a running archer. In between ornaments and stars.