Cylinder Seal


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Artifact Identification Cylinder Seal   (1900.53.0096A)
  1. Communication Artifacts
  2. :
  3. Personal Symbols
  4. :
  5. Personal Identification
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date Neo Assyrian, 700 – 620 BCE
Culture Neo-Assyrian
Location On Exhibitin the Mesopotamia exhibit

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 3.7 cm
Dimension 2 (Diameter) 1.5 cm
Dimension 3 (N/A) N/A
Weight 17 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Stone--Chalcedony
Manufacturing Processes Carved, Incising, Drilling
Munsell Color Information Light Olive Gray (5Y 5/2) -ns

Research Remarks

Published Description

Rogers: A large inch and a half crystal seal. The design is made into a panel by a line one eighth of an inch from each edge of the seal. The entire seal is given over to symbols, only some of them can be distinguished, as the Tree of Life, the sun disk, fish, etc. Porada: Two kneeling winged genii grasping streams that fall from a winged sun-disk above a tree, between them, and extending their other hands towards the wings. Terminal: a star above a rhomb beside a bull's head, above a fish.

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 Unpublished ms., ca. 1950.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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