Stamp Seal


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Artifact Identification Stamp Seal   (1900.53.0099A)
  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 (Height) 2.6 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 2.3 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 2.2 cm
Weight 21 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Stone--Chalcedony
Manufacturing Processes Carved, Incising, Drilling
Munsell Color Information Dark Gray (N4) -ns

Research Remarks

Published Description

Rogers: A bell shaped, stamp seal pictures Ea, the God of the Deep, with the body of a fish. Streams of water are spouting out of his shoulders. Two symbols appear on the seal, the crescent and a diamond. Porada: A fish-man with a flowing(?) vase. In the field: a crescent and 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 Unpublished ms., ca. 1950.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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