|Artifact Identification||Cylinder Seal (1900.53.0116A)|
|Classification||Communication Artifacts : Personal Symbols : Personal Identification|
|Geographic Location||Asia, West, Iraq|
|Period/Date||Early Akkadian, 31ST – 21ST century BC|
|Dimension 1 (Length)||2.1 cm|
|Dimension 2 (Diameter)||1.2 cm|
|Dimension 3 (N/A)||N/A|
|Manufacturing Processes||Carved, Incising, Drilling|
|Munsell Color Information||Black (N2.25) -ns|
Rogers: A small black seal similar to No. 11 save that it has only one human figure. The design is broken by a serpent. Here a man stands between two ibexes and two lions. The engravings are beginning to show some muscular development, and hands can be easily seen on the human figure. Porada: A hero in the center, flanked on one side by a bull and on the other by an antelope, each of which is being attacked on its other side by a lion. Terminal: a snake. Note the balanced composition.
Scheil, Revue d'Assyriologie, Pl. I #12, Rogers 12, p.22. 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 Unpublished ms., ca. 1950.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.