|Artifact Identification||Cylinder Seal (1900.53.0111A)|
|Classification||Communication Artifacts : Personal Symbols : Personal Identification|
|Geographic Location||Asia, West, Iraq|
|Period/Date||Babylonian, Early Dynastic III, 28th – 27th century BC|
|Dimension 1 (Length)||3.5 cm|
|Dimension 2 (Diameter)||2.3 cm|
|Dimension 3 (N/A)||N/A|
|Manufacturing Processes||Carved, Incising, Drilling|
|Munsell Color Information||Grayish Yellow (2.5Y 8.5/2) -ns|
Rogers: A light colored seal a little over an inch in length. The surface is badly damaged so the figures as scarcely discernable, but one human figure and several rampant animals can be distinguished. Porada: Two human-headed bulls held by a nude bearded hero; a hero grasping a horned animal; a lion attacking the latter and being menaced by a long-haired bull-man. Terminal: Horizontal parallel lines dividing an empty space.
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 Unpublished ms., ca. 1950.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.