Stamp Seal


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Artifact Identification Stamp Seal   (1900.53.0089A)
  1. Communication Artifacts
  2. :
  3. Personal Symbols
  4. :
  5. Personal Identification
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date Neo-Assyrian/Neo-Babylonian, 700–540 BC
Culture Neo-Assyrian, Neo-Babylonian

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 2.5 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 1.8 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 1.5 cm
Weight 10 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Stone--Chalcedony
Manufacturing Processes Carved, Incising, Drilling
Munsell Color Information Moderate Olive Brown (2.5Y 4/2) -ns

Research Remarks

Published Description

Rogers: A yellow colored stamp seal, the smallest of the Acaemenid Group. Shoulders, head, and beard of the priest are made in drill work. The altar with its unusual standards is the most interesting part of the seal. Porada: A worshipper before an altar supporting a plant, a crescent on a staff? (spade?), and a dog.

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 Unpublished ms., ca. 1950.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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