Stamp Seal


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Basic Information

Artifact Identification Stamp Seal   (1900.53.0059A)
  1. Communication Artifacts
  2. :
  3. Personal Symbols
  4. :
  5. Personal Identification
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date 1000 BCE
Culture West Asian, Palestinian or Syrian

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Height) 2.32 cm
Dimension 2 (Length) 1.73 cm
Dimension 3 (Width) 1.49 cm
Weight 8.73 g
Measuring Remarks D1 includes the wire.
Materials Stone--Serpentine
Manufacturing Processes Carved, Incising, Drilling
Munsell Color Information Black (N1.75) -ns

Research Remarks

Published Description

Rogers: A small black stamp seal, very crude in workmanship. Showing the king on horseback. This seal carries a very brief inscription. Porada: A rider on a horse (or bull?). In the field: three drillings behind the rider and, before the animal, a bar with three drillings at the ends and middle, and four wedge marks; these are a loop-staff and, above it, pseudo-cuneiform signs.

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 Unpublished ms., ca. 1950.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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