Stamp Seal


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Artifact Identification Stamp Seal   (1900.53.0087A)
  1. Communication Artifacts
  2. :
  3. Personal Symbols
  4. :
  5. Personal Identification
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date Neo-Assyrian/Neo-Babylonian, 700–540 BCE
Culture Neo-Assyrian (Neo-Babylonian?)

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 3.5 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 2.5 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 1.6 cm
Weight 25 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Stone--Chalcedony
Manufacturing Processes Carved, Incising, Drilling
Munsell Color Information Medium Gray (N4.5) -ns

Research Remarks

Published Description

Rogers: An elongated seal semi-translucent in color. It pictures a priest before a divine standard. The figure is not drawn in detail. The most interesting part of his make up is a long waving beard, and long fringed robe. The divine standard is made by three verticle bars crossing a horizontal platform and extending up right. An antelope lies on the altar. Porada: A worshipper before an altar upon which lies a snake-dragon supporting a spade and a stylus (two styluses?)

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 Unpublished ms., ca. 1950.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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