Stamp Seal (Fake?)


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Basic Information

Artifact Identification Stamp Seal (Fake?)   (1900.53.0035A)
  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) 2.4 cm
Dimension 2 (Height) 1.8 cm
Dimension 3 (Width) 1.47 cm
Weight 8.90 g
Measuring Remarks Height is measured from face of seal to opposite side.
Materials Stone--Chalcedony
Manufacturing Processes Carved, Incising, Drilling
Munsell Color Information Moderate Olive Brown (2.5Y 4/2) -ns

Research Remarks

Published Description

Rogers: An average sized seal portraying two crude figures standing on stools, however, no feet are visible. The head is scarcely visible on either of the figures. Arms are extended, but the hands are missing. Porada: Two draped confronting figures with elongated heads. E. Porada questions its authenticity.

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 Unpublished ms., ca. 1950.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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