Wood (or more likely ivory) cylinder seal decorated with divine tree, winged animal, a standing king with his arms raised as well as a winged goddess (description according to the museum's register).
- Production date
- 6thC BC - 5thC BC
- Curator's comments
- This object was not yet seen.
According to the Museum's register, the object is made out of wood and can be dated to the Persian dynasty.
It is very likely the cylinder 'of very fine work in ivory' that was discovered in the town and that was sent to Bulak, mentioned by Petrie (Petrie 1886, 41). He described the scene represented on the seal: 'man holding two winged oryxes by the horns, as they stand rampant on either side of a palm tree, the man being on the opposite side of the cylinder to the tree'. This scene is very close to the description given in the museum's register, except that Petrie mentions two winged animals, and not one winged animal and one winged goddess.
Petrie, W.M.F. 1886, Naukratis. Part I., 1884–5 (third memoir of the Egypt Exploration Fund), London.
- Not on display
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: JE26787 (Accession Number)