Cylinder Seal


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Artifact Identification Cylinder Seal   (1900.53.0067A)
  1. Communication Artifacts
  2. :
  3. Personal Symbols
  4. :
  5. Personal Identification
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date Old Babylonian, 20th – 17th century BCE
Culture Old Babylonian

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Height) 2.45 cm
Dimension 2 (Diameter) 1.09 cm
Dimension 3 (N/A) N/A
Weight 8.04 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Stone--Hematite
Manufacturing Processes Carved, Incising, Drilling
Munsell Color Information Dark Gray (N2.75) -ns

Research Remarks

Published Description

Rogers: One inch haematite seal picturing Shamash, the Sun-God, with one foot on the mountain, and two attendants, one the usual Shumerian worshipper. Porada: A suppliant goddess and a god (with a round cap, hair in a chignon, and holding a mace) before the sun-god in an ascending posture. In the field: A sun-disk in a crescent in the sky.

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 Unpublished ms., ca. 1950.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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