Horse-drawn chariot with charioteer

between 1000 B.C. and 700 B.C.
pink marble
34 x 11 mm
Morgan Seal 663
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 charioteer, cord hanging from chariot and held by attendant; under horse, fallen foe with bird of prey on his arm -- Crescent and six globes in sky.