Stamp Seal


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Artifact Identification Stamp Seal   (1900.53.0053A)
  1. Communication Artifacts
  2. :
  3. Personal Symbols
  4. :
  5. Personal Identification
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date Achaemenid, 6th – 5th century BCE
Culture Achaemenid

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Height) 2.78 cm
Dimension 2 (Length) 2.09 cm
Dimension 3 (Width) 2.04 cm
Weight 17.05 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Stone--Chalcedony
Manufacturing Processes Carved, Incising, Drilling
Munsell Color Information Light Olive Gray (5Y 5/2) -ns

Research Remarks

Published Description

Rogers: A bell-shaped stamp seal showing the king fighting an antelope. His head-dress is crowned by row of feathers. A scarf like garment, belted in at the waist covers his body. One hand grasps the animal, and the other which is drawn back, holds a sword. Porada: A king with a dagger menacing a bull.

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 Unpublished ms., ca. 1950.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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