Persian Collection

This Cylinder Seal with King Holding Two Lions made of chalcedony shows a bearded king holding lions aloft by their hind legs, standing atop a pair of human-headed sphinxes
Cylinder Seal with King Holding Two Lions
Cylinder Seal with King Holding Two Lions
This Cylinder Seal with King Holding Two Lions made of chalcedony shows a bearded king holding lions aloft by their hind legs, standing atop a pair of human-headed sphinxes

Cylinder Seal with King Holding Two Lions

Persia (Iran)
Achaemenian period (539–331 B.C.)
c. 5th century B.C. (reign of Darius)
Chalcedony
H. 1 3/16 in. (3 cm); Diam. 5/8 in. (1.6 cm)
AP 2001.05
This seal shows a bearded king holding lions aloft by their hind legs, standing atop a pair of human-headed sphinxes. On either side of this group is a standing archer, holding a bow and arrows in his hands, standing on a winged griffin.