|Artifact Identification||Cylinder Seal (1900.53.0106A)|
|Classification||Communication Artifacts : Personal Symbols : Personal Identification|
|Geographic Location||Asia, West, Iraq|
|Period/Date||Babylonian, Early Dynastic III, 2900–2334 BC|
|Location||On Exhibitin the Mesopotamia exhibit|
|Dimension 1 (Length)||2.1 cm|
|Dimension 2 (Diameter)||1.0 cm|
|Dimension 3 (N/A)||N/A|
|Manufacturing Processes||Carved, Incising, Drilling|
|Munsell Color Information||White (N9.5) -ns|
Rogers: A small white seal, three fourths of an inch in length. This seal is in many respects similar to number nine. The design seems to have been originally been done in drill work and then worked down with some other instrument. Again the nude4 man with three feaethers on his head stands plunging a dagger into the head of an animal. The second figure stands between four animals. The figures are better developed on this seal than on any of the other seals of this type. Porada: A hero with upturned curls attacking with a dagger a lion grasping an antelope; a second hero with upturned curls grasping the latter antelope as well as a second antelope on his other side; a second lion attacking the latter.
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 Unpublished ms., ca. 1950.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.