Stamp Seal


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Basic Information

Artifact Identification Stamp Seal   (1900.53.0033A)
  1. Communication Artifacts
  2. :
  3. Personal Symbols
  4. :
  5. Personal Identification
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date Sassanian, 224 – 636 CE
Culture Sassanian

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 2.1 cm
Dimension 2 (Height) 1.8 cm
Dimension 3 (Width) 1.2 cm
Weight 6.24 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Stone--Chalcedony
Manufacturing Processes Carved, Incising, Drilling
Munsell Color Information Medium Gray (N6.25) -ns

Research Remarks

Published Description

Rogers: A semi-translucent stamp seal engraved with a squat human figure. A band encircles his head and extends down his back. Both hands are raised to a level with his face. Porada: Squat, rotund female figure.

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 Unpublished ms., ca. 1950.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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