|Artifact Identification||Stamp Seal (1900.53.0036A)|
|Period/Date||Sassanian, 224 – 636 CE|
|Dimension 1 (Length)||2.0 cm|
|Dimension 2 (Width)||1.72 cm|
|Dimension 3 (Height)||1.6 cm|
|Manufacturing Processes||Carved, Incising, Drilling|
|Munsell Color Information||Moderate Olive Brown (2.5Y 4/2) -ns|
Per Rogers: Seal depicts a warrior, javelin in hand, riding his war-hourse. There is a scroll at the bottom of the design, and some undistinguishable symbols are carved into the background. Porada: A horseman running his spear into the middle head of a five-headed snake.
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 Unpublished ms., ca. 1950.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.