Intaglio (Fake?)


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Basic Information

Artifact Identification Intaglio (Fake?)   (1900.53.0028A)
  1. Communication Artifacts
  2. :
  3. Personal Symbols
  4. :
  5. Personal Identification
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date Greco - Roman, 1st – 4th century CE
Culture Graeco-Roman

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Width) 1.75 cm
Dimension 2 (Length) 1.30 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 0.57 cm
Weight 2.10 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Stone--Chalcedony, Stone--Quartz--Agate
Manufacturing Processes Carved
Munsell Color Information Dark Grayish Reddish Brown (2.5YR 2/2) -ns

Research Remarks

Published Description

Rogers: A small brown and white signet engraved with a single bison. Porada: A bull. Porada questions the authenticity of the artifact.

Description N/A
Comparanda N/A

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 Unpublished ms., ca. 1950.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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