Cylinder Seal


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Artifact Identification Cylinder Seal   (1900.53.0084A)
  1. Communication Artifacts
  2. :
  3. Personal Symbols
  4. :
  5. Personal Identification
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date Kassite, 1595 –1150 BCE
Culture Kassite

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 4.6 cm
Dimension 2 (Diameter) 1.7 cm
Dimension 3 (N/A) N/A
Weight 24 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Stone
Manufacturing Processes Carved, Incising, Drilling, Inscribing
Munsell Color Information Color ID taken 7/7/97: Moderate Reddish Brown (2.5YR 3/4) -ns Color ID taken 4/2/99: Black (N 1.25/ 1.6% R) Pale Orange Yellow (10YR 8.5/3.5) Moderate Reddish Brown (10R 3/4)

Research Remarks

Published Description

Rogers: A large two inch Kashshite seal in brown and yellow breccia. It carries a picture of a man dressed in a long plain robe, one hand at the waist line, and the right hand raised. In the upper part of the seal is a Kashshite cross. A small animal crouches at the man's feet and there is a single bunch of flowers on the seal. Much of the seal is covered by a five column inscription. Porada: A worshiper turned toward a cross above a flower above a dog. Inscription: d? Utu, dingir ?/'.tuku.zu/a,a.tu12a. ..Utu, great lord/look friendly/upon your worshiping servant/have mercy.

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 Unpublished ms., ca. 1950.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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