Cylinder Seal

1900.53.0056A

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Basic Information

Artifact Identification Cylinder Seal   (1900.53.0056A)
Classification Communication Artifacts : Personal Symbols : Personal Identification
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location Asia, West, Cyprus
Period/Date Group I
Culture Cypriot I

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Height) 2.35 cm
Dimension 2 (Length) 0.96 cm
Dimension 3 (Width) 0.95 cm
Weight 7.75 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Stone--Hematite
Manufacturing Processes Carved, Incising, Drilling
Munsell Color Information Dark Gray (N2.75) -ns

Research Remarks

Published Description

Rogerz: A haematite seal showing highly perfected drill work. A figure, perhaps the Moon God, is holding an animal by the tail and one hind leg. His right foot rests on the animal's head. A winged monster is standing on his haunches and a god, with a goat's head, grasps it by the tail. Porada: A bull headed demon grasping by the tail a griffin that stands rampant over a bull which is suspended head down by a hero who holds it by hind leg and tail. In the field: A bull'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 Unpublished ms., ca. 1950.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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