Cylinder Seal


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Artifact Identification Cylinder Seal   (1900.53.0105A)
  1. Communication Artifacts
  2. :
  3. Personal Symbols
  4. :
  5. Personal Identification
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date Babylonian, 2900–2334 BCE
Culture Early Dynastic III

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 2.4 cm
Dimension 2 (Diameter) 1.4 cm
Dimension 3 (N/A) N/A
Weight 8 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Stone--Limestone
Manufacturing Processes Carved, Incising, Drilling
Munsell Color Information Grayish Yellowish Brown (10YR 5/2) -ns

Research Remarks

Published Description

Rogers: A small slate seal with one side broken. It contains one human figure and a series of long-tailed animals standing on their haunches, similar to number 9. Porada: A long-haired bull-man attacking with a daggar a lion grasping an antelope; A hero clasping the latter as well as second antelope on his other side; A second lion attacking the latter.

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 Unpublished ms., ca. 1950.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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