Cylinder Seal

1900.53.0117A

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Basic Information

Artifact Identification Cylinder Seal   (1900.53.0117A)
Classification Communication Artifacts : Personal Symbols : Personal Identification
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location Asia, West, Iraq
Period/Date Jemdet Nasr, 3200–3000 BC
Culture West Asian
Location On Exhibitin the Mesopotamia exhibit

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 2.4 cm
Dimension 2 (Diameter) 2.3 cm
Dimension 3 (N/A) N/A
Weight 20 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Stone--Limestone
Manufacturing Processes Carved, Incising, Drilling
Munsell Color Information waived

Research Remarks

Published Description

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.

Description N/A
Comparanda N/A
Bibliography

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 Unpublished ms., ca. 1950.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.

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication N/A
Reproduction no
Reproduction Information N/A

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