|Artifact Identification||Cylinder Seal (1900.53.0061A)|
|Communication Artifacts : Personal Symbols : Personal Identification|
|Geographic Location||Asia, West, Iran, Iraq|
|Period/Date||Old Babylonian, 1900 – 1600 BC|
|Location||On Exhibitin the Mesopotamia exhibit|
|Dimension 1 (Height)||2.2 cm|
|Dimension 2 (Length)||1.34 cm|
|Dimension 3 (Width)||1.32 cm|
|Manufacturing Processes||Carved, Incising, Drilling|
|Munsell Color Information||Black (N2) -ns|
Rogers: This is a unique seal, showing one nude figure up side down. The Moon God is again seated on the throne. A priest--full front--stands before him and the suppliant approaches with both hands raised. Here, the nine pointed star, the staff, and other symbols appear in the background. Porada: Suppliant goddess and worshipper before a king or god holding a cup and enthroned upon a stool. In the field: a star above a ball-staff; a crescent above a vessel; and one star obove another (probably added when the seal was recut). Terminal: an inscription partly effaced and replaced by a reversed male figure introduced in a secondary cutting of the seal.
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 Unpublished ms., ca. 1950.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.