|Artifact Identification||Cylinder Seal (1900.53.0082A)|
|Classification||Communication Artifacts : Personal Symbols : Personal Identification|
|Geographic Location||Asia, West, Turkey, Cappadocia|
|Period/Date||Babylonian, 20th – 17th century BC|
|Dimension 1 (Length)||2.5 cm|
|Dimension 2 (Diameter)||1.3 cm|
|Dimension 3 (N/A)||N/A|
|Manufacturing Processes||Carved, Inscribing, Drilling|
|Munsell Color Information||Dark Gray (N2.75) -ns|
Rogers: An inch long, brown hematite seal. This cylinder pictures Adad, the Weather God, riding his bull, in one hand he holds a thunderbolt, and the other he holds high over his head. A minor diety is presenting him with a lamb, and a Shumerian follows, with both hands raised high to his head. Porada: A suppliant goddess and a worshipper (bearing a kid) before a weather god (on a bull) brandishing a lightning fork.
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 Unpublished ms., ca. 1950.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.