|Artifact Identification||Cylinder Seal (1900.53.0102A)|
|Period/Date||Neo-Assyrian, 700–620 BCE|
|Dimension 1 (Length)||2.1 cm|
|Dimension 2 (Diameter)||1.0 cm|
|Dimension 3 (N/A)||N/A|
|Manufacturing Processes||Carved, Incising, Drilling|
|Munsell Color Information||Light Gray (N6.75) -ns|
Rogers: A small semi-translucent cylinder. At the top of the seal are seven dots, representing the seven god spirits. Just below this is a table with four crossed legs. A cloth covers the table and on it is perhaps food. To the right of the tables stands a god. Both hands are raised, one seems to be resting on the table. Back of this figure is a star, the symbol of a god. Following the God is a worshiper, with both hands raised. On the left side of the table is the king seated on a four-legged stool, with a low back. On his head-dress can be seen four feathers, the symbol of royalty. The seal is divided by a tall standard and a half moon. Porada: Two worshipers facing a goddess enthroned before a table spread with a cloth. In the field: A crescent, a star, and seven spheres in the sky. Terminal: A spade and a stylus ( the symbols of Marduk and Nabu).
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 Unpublished ms., ca. 1950.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.