Neo-Assyrian Chalcedony Cylinder Seal
An ancient Neo-Assyrian brown chalcedony cylinder seal engraved with a bearded hero wearing a quiver and armed with a scimitar holding the horns of a rearing bull; a rhombus, a stylus, and a marru in the field, an ankh, star and crescent in the sky.
Ca. 750 - 600 BC.
Published: B. Teissier, Ancient Near Eastern Seals from the Marcopoli Collection, (Los Angeles, 1984), pp. 182-183, no. 286.
Formerly in the Marcopoli collection, assembled in Aleppo, Syria, in the late 19th century; subsequently, McLendon collection, Dallas, acquired circa 1978; The McLendon Collection of Cylinder and Stamp Seals; Antiquities, Christie's, New York, June 14, 1993, lot 127; subsequently in the Dr. Vallo Benjamin collection (1934-2021).