Stamp Seal


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Artifact Identification Stamp Seal   (1900.53.0088A)
  1. Communication Artifacts
  2. :
  3. Personal Symbols
  4. :
  5. Personal Identification
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date Neo-Babylonian, 625–540 BCE
Culture Neo-Babylonian
Location On Exhibitin the Mesopotamia exhibit

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 2.8 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 2.3 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 1.6 cm
Weight 15 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Stone--Chalcedony
Manufacturing Processes Carved, Incising, Drilling
Munsell Color Information Brownish Gray (10YR 5/1) -ns

Research Remarks

Published Description

Rogers: A yellowish-translucent seal. Much of the engraving on this seal is done with the frill. As a result the priest, with raised arms, lookes somewhat like a windmill. About his head is the crescent moon. Two symbols appear on the altar. Porada: A worshipper before an altar supporting a spade(?) and a lamp on a stand. In the sky: a crescent.

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 Unpublished ms., ca. 1950.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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