Cylinder Seal


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Artifact Identification Cylinder Seal   (1900.53.0098A)
  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

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 2.3 cm
Dimension 2 (Diameter) 1.2 cm
Dimension 3 (N/A) N/A
Weight 6 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Stone--Chalcedony
Manufacturing Processes Carved, Incising, Drilling
Munsell Color Information Yellowish White (10YR 8.5/1) -ns

Research Remarks

Published Description

Rogers: A medium sized crystal seal, showing very crude drill work. The figures are given very conventional treatment, made by a combination of various size circles and straight lines. The human figure and animals are not presented on the same level, the animals seem to stand upside down. Near the top of the seal is a symbol of six dots. Porada: A hero grasping an ibex on either side of him. In the field: a rhomb?

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 Unpublished ms., ca. 1950.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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