|Artifact Identification||Stamp Seal (1900.53.0090A)|
|Period/Date||Neo-Assyrian/Neo-Babylonian, 700–540 BCE|
|Culture||Neo-Assyrian or Neo-Babylonian|
|Dimension 1 (Length)||3.1 cm|
|Dimension 2 (Width)||2.1 cm|
|Dimension 3 (Depth)||1.4 cm|
|Manufacturing Processes||Carved, Drilling, Incising|
|Munsell Color Information||Yellowish Gray (10 Y 8/1) -ns|
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?).
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 Unpublished ms., ca. 1950.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.