Stamp Seal

1900.53.0091A

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Basic Information

Artifact Identification Stamp Seal   (1900.53.0091A)
Classification/
Nomenclature
  1. Communication Artifacts
  2. :
  3. Personal Symbols
  4. :
  5. Personal Identification
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date Neo-Assyrian/Neo-Babylonian, 800–540 BCE
Culture Neo-Assyrian or Neo-Babylonian

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 3.7 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 2.0 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 1.6 cm
Weight 16 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Stone--Chalcedony
Manufacturing Processes Carved, Incising, Drilling
Munsell Color Information Dark Yellowish Brown (10YR 3/4) -ns

Research Remarks

Published Description

Rogers: A brown stamp seal, again showing a good deal of drill work. Two priests stand with hands raised about a sacred staff. Head, neck, and beard are indicated by circles. The figure to the left is pictured with wings. Porada: A worshipper before a winged figure, with a spade between them.

Description N/A
Comparanda N/A
Bibliography

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 Unpublished ms., ca. 1950.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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