Cylinder Seal


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Artifact Identification Cylinder Seal   (1900.53.0073A)
  1. Communication Artifacts
  2. :
  3. Personal Symbols
  4. :
  5. Personal Identification
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date Old Babylonian, 20th – 17th century BC
Culture Old Babylonian
Location On Exhibitin the Mesopotamia exhibit

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Height) 2.5 cm
Dimension 2 (Diameter) 1.11 cm
Dimension 3 (N/A) N/A
Weight 5.32 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Stone--Quartz, Stone--Garnet
Manufacturing Processes Carved, Incising, Drilling
Munsell Color Information Clear (None) -ns

Research Remarks

Published Description

Rogers: A medium sized crystal seal, containing a three column inscription and two figures. A Shumerian worshiper stands with raised hands before his God. On his head is a high turban, extending beneath this is a lock of curly hair. The God's head is scarcely visible, but we know he wears a turban and a draped scarf covers his body to the knees. Similar in character to No. 19. Porada:

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 Unpublished ms., ca. 1950.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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