Stamp Seal


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Artifact Identification Stamp Seal   (1900.53.0101A)
  1. Communication Artifacts
  2. :
  3. Personal Symbols
  4. :
  5. Personal Identification
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date Neo-Assyrian/Neo-Babylonian, 700–540 BCE
Culture Neo-Assyrian or Neo-Babylonian

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Width) 3.0 cm
Dimension 2 (Height) 2.6 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 1.1 cm
Weight 12 g
Measuring Remarks Largest dimension is width; second is height; third is thickness.
Materials Stone--Chalcedony
Manufacturing Processes Carved, Incising, Drilling
Munsell Color Information White (10YR 9/.5) -Artifact is a clear stone that only has a hint of color. *Munselled through a plastic slip.

Research Remarks

Published Description

Rogers: One of the most interesting seals is an agate bull. The base of the seal contains a single figure, a winged god. Porada: A nude winged goddess, with four wings.

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 Unpublished ms., ca. 1950.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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