|Artifact Identification||Cylinder Seal (1900.53.0117A)|
|Classification||Communication Artifacts : Personal Symbols : Personal Identification|
|Geographic Location||Asia, West, Iraq|
|Period/Date||Jemdet Nasr, 3200–3000 BC|
|Location||On Exhibitin the Mesopotamia exhibit|
|Dimension 1 (Length)||2.4 cm|
|Dimension 2 (Diameter)||2.3 cm|
|Dimension 3 (N/A)||N/A|
|Manufacturing Processes||Carved, Incising, Drilling|
|Munsell Color Information||waived|
Rogers: A slate colored seal about three fourths of an inch wide. It is divided into three sections by deep grooves, each containing a rudely drawn right angle and a circle, both topped by a small dot. Porada: A squatting woman with a pot. (Repeated three times, in panels separated by vertical bars.) Late Uruk-Gamdal Nasr Period.
Compare to Amier, Glyphique Mes. Arch. pl. 80 and 323 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 Unpublished ms., ca. 1950.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.