Cylinder Seal

1900.53.0050A

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Basic Information

Artifact Identification Cylinder Seal   (1900.53.0050A)
Classification Communication Artifacts : Personal Symbols : Personal Identification
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location Asia, West, Iran
Period/Date Achaemenid, 500–400 BCE
Culture Achaemenid
Location On Exhibitin the Mesopotamia exhibit

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Height) 2.5 cm
Dimension 2 (Diameter) 1.0 cm
Dimension 3 (N/A) N/A
Weight 5.65 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Stone--Chalcedony
Manufacturing Processes Carved, Incising, Drilling
Munsell Color Information Medium Gray (N6) -ns

Research Remarks

Published Description

Rogers: One inch milky, semi-translucent seal of Marduk and Tiamat. Here Marduk is being attacked from both sides. Above Marduk is a winged sun disk. Porada: A king grasping on either side of him a bull-dragon with a lion head and bird claws. In the sky; a winged sun-disk above the king's head.

Description N/A
Comparanda N/A
Bibliography

Porada, Edith. "Concordance of Seals in the Oriental Museum, UIUC." Unpublished ms., ca. 1950. Rogers, Frances. Babylonian Seal Cylinders as a Historical Source, UIUC Master's Thesis, 1929.

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication N/A
Reproduction no
Reproduction Information N/A

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