Horse-drawn chariot with archer

between 900 B.C. and 800 B.C.
black limestone
35 x 14 mm
Morgan Seal 662
Acquired by Pierpont Morgan sometime between 1885 and 1908.

"The scenes of 661-663 are probably peripheral renderings of the same theme. In 661 and 662, there are wedges forming a dentated border in the lower part of the seal, a feature found in cylinders made in the regions to the west and northwest of Assyria. Furthermore, the fallen foe under the horse's feet seen in both 662 and 663 is rendered with awkward lines, indicating the hand of an engraver unfamiliar with this subject."--Porada, CANES, p. 79


Horse-drawn chariot with archer(?); under horse, fallen foe; before it, star -- Wedge-pattern border.