|Artifact Identification||Cylinder Seal (1900.53.0097A)|
|Classification||Communication Artifacts : Personal Symbols : Personal Identification|
|Geographic Location||Asia, West, Iraq|
|Period/Date||Assyrian, 1400– 1100 BCE|
|Dimension 1 (Length)||2.2 cm|
|Dimension 2 (Diameter)||1.0 cm|
|Dimension 3 (N/A)||N/A|
|Materials||Stone, Stone--Hematite, Stone--Quartz--Agate|
|Manufacturing Processes||Carved, Incising, Drilling|
|Munsell Color Information||waived|
Rogers: A small semi-translucent seal shading to a deep orange. The entire design is made by the wheel. A goddess stands, hands extended, towards a conventionalized Tree of Life. Above the tree is a winged sundisk showing Egyptian influence. One side of the seal is covered with small symbols, such as the six point star, the scimeter, etc. Porada: A worshipper before a tree with a winged sun-disk above it. Terminal: a star above a rhomb, above a ball-staff, above a fish.
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 Unpublished ms., ca. 1950.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.