Stamp Seal


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Artifact Identification Stamp Seal   (1900.53.0100A)
  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) 2.4 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 2.0 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 1.9 cm
Weight 13 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Stone--Chalcedony
Manufacturing Processes Carved, Drilling, Incising
Munsell Color Information Grayish Blue ( 2.5PB 4/2) -ns

Research Remarks

Published Description

Rogers: A semi-translucent seal of a blueish cast. Here we have a more human looking god before the altar. His turban has three small points at the top, and long hair hangs to his shoulders. His right hand is raised showing thumb and fore-finger. The seal carries the symbol of the crescent moon. The altar stands in front of the God, with an animal on top, and behind two tall standards. Porada: A worshipper before an altar upon which lies a snake-dragon supporting a spade and a stylus (2 styluses?). In the sky: a crescent.

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 Unpublished ms., ca. 1950.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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