Black and brown burnt originally chlorite, now olivine-bearing cylinder seal with design in intaglio: beneath an abbreviated Neo-Hittite adaptation of the Egyptian winged sun-disc, a kilted archer and his dog hunt a gazelle or ibex and its young. Both gazelles or ibexes are turned towards the right away from their assailants. The scene is framed by a toothed border often found on Syrian seals. The seal appears to have been damaged by heating, which has led to loss of polish, colour changes and extensive cracking, as well as the alteration in crystalline composition. The seal may have been burnt incidentally in a fire or during cremation. Image shows impression only.
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