Stamp Seal


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Artifact Identification Stamp Seal   (1900.53.0090A)
  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 or Neo-Babylonian

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 3.1 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 2.1 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 1.4 cm
Weight 16 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Stone--Chalcedony
Manufacturing Processes Carved, Drilling, Incising
Munsell Color Information Yellowish Gray (10 Y 8/1) -ns

Research Remarks

Published Description

Rogers: A blueish-white octangular stamp seal. Here again the priest is given an unusual tertament. The figure is not drawn in detail, simply the shape of a robed body girded at the waist line is shown. The head and neck are made of circles and straight lines. In front of the priest is the crescent moon. The divine standard is very crude; three verticle bars crossing a horizontal platform. Porada: A worshipper before an altar supporting a crescent on a spade(?) and a stylus (2 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 Unpublished ms., ca. 1950.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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