ca. 800 B.C.
25 x 13 mm
Morgan Seal 623
Acquired by Pierpont Morgan sometime between 1885 and 1908.
"Seals 620-623 each show a standing archer aiming at his quarry. Of these seals only 623, made of burnt clay, can be approximately dated. Its rendering of the archer corresponds with that in Berlin 696, a frit seal dated by Moortgat about 800 B.C."--Porada, CANES, p. 73-74
Monster with bull's head and scorpion body attacked from rear by archer -- Between figures, plant, single wedge beside it -- In sky, seven globes, crescent, triple wedge -- Terminal: plant with two shoots.