Cylinder Seal


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Artifact Identification Cylinder Seal   (1900.53.0097A)
  1. Communication Artifacts
  2. :
  3. Personal Symbols
  4. :
  5. Personal Identification
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date Assyrian, 1400– 1100 BCE
Culture Assyrian

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 2.2 cm
Dimension 2 (Diameter) 1.0 cm
Dimension 3 (N/A) N/A
Weight 4 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Stone, Stone--Hematite, Stone--Quartz--Agate
Manufacturing Processes Carved, Incising, Drilling
Munsell Color Information waived

Research Remarks

Published Description

Rogers: A small semi-translucent seal shading to a deep orange. The entire design is made by the wheel. A goddess stands, hands extended, towards a conventionalized Tree of Life. Above the tree is a winged sundisk showing Egyptian influence. One side of the seal is covered with small symbols, such as the six point star, the scimeter, etc. Porada: A worshipper before a tree with a winged sun-disk above it. Terminal: a star above a rhomb, above a ball-staff, 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 Unpublished ms., ca. 1950.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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