|Artifact Identification||Cylinder Seal (1900.53.0076A)|
|Communication Artifacts : Personal Symbols : Personal Identification|
|Geographic Location||Asia, West, Iraq|
|Period/Date||Old Babylonian, 20th – 17th century BC|
|Dimension 1 (Length)||2.3 cm|
|Dimension 2 (Diameter)||1.3 cm|
|Dimension 3 (N/A)||N/A|
|Manufacturing Processes||Carved, Incising, Drilling|
|Munsell Color Information||Dark Gray (N2.5) -ns|
Rogers: A haematite seal about one inch in length. In style showing more Shumerian influence than Assyrian. However, Marduk on his dragon is common in Assyrian art. The seal pictures Marduk riding his dragon. He wears a high headdress and holds in both hands a long two pronged fork. To the left are two fingures dressed in typical Shumerian fluted and ruffled dresses. A scorpion is carved to the upper-right of Marduk. Porada: A weather god on a bull (with raised snake-like tail) spearing a fish; A suppliant goddess(?) facing an unidentified deity holding a sprinkler(?). In the field: a scorpion in the sky.
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 Unpublished ms., ca. 1950.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.