|Artifact Identification||Cylinder Seal (1900.53.0086A)|
|Period/Date||Assyrian, 1400– 1100 BC|
|Dimension 1 (Length)||3.1 cm|
|Dimension 2 (Diameter)||0.9 cm|
|Dimension 3 (N/A)||N/A|
|Manufacturing Processes||Carved, Drilling, Incising|
|Munsell Color Information||Strong Reddish Brown (10R 3/8) -ns|
Rogers: A one fourth inch seal of beautiful coloring, amber shading to red. Here the God, Marduk, fights with a monters. His left hand grasps the animal, and his right holds a boomerang drawn back, ready to strike. The picture is balanced by two tall candleabras. Porada: A winged(?) hero, with a scimitar, grasping a horned animal by the horn. Terminal motif: a "sacred tree". Porada questions the authenticity of this item.
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 Unpublished ms., ca. 1950.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.