|Artifact Identification||Cylinder Seal (1900.53.0051A)|
|Period/Date||Achaemenid, 6th – 5th century BC|
|Dimension 1 (Height)||1.90 cm|
|Dimension 2 (Diameter)||1.05 cm|
|Dimension 3 (N/A)||N/A|
|Manufacturing Processes||Carved, Incising, Drilling|
|Munsell Color Information||Grayish Blue (10B 4/2) -ns|
Rogers: A small blueish-white seal badly disfigured and impossible to study for detail. The scene pictures marduk fighting Tiamat, the chaos monster, so that creation may take place. Marduk is pictured wearing a turban and a short skirt. His arms are unnaturally long. One arm is stretched back of him and probably holds a weapon, while the other holds a fore-foot of Tiamat. To the back of the animal is a crescent moon, the symbol of the Moon God. Porada: A king with a dagger attacking a winged bull. In the field, a crescent(?).
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 Unpublished ms., ca. 1950.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.