Cylinder Seal


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Artifact Identification Cylinder Seal   (1900.53.0117A)
  1. Communication Artifacts
  2. :
  3. Personal Symbols
  4. :
  5. Personal Identification
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date Jemdet Nasr, 3200–3000 BCE
Culture West Asian
Location On Exhibitin the Mesopotamia exhibit

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 2.4 cm
Dimension 2 (Diameter) 2.3 cm
Dimension 3 (N/A) N/A
Weight 20 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Stone--Limestone
Manufacturing Processes Carved, Incising, Drilling
Munsell Color Information waived

Research Remarks

Published Description

Rogers: A slate colored seal about three fourths of an inch wide. It is divided into three sections by deep grooves, each containing a rudely drawn right angle and a circle, both topped by a small dot. Porada: A squatting woman with a pot. (Repeated three times, in panels separated by vertical bars.) Late Uruk-Gamdal Nasr Period.

Description N/A
Comparanda N/A

Compare to Amier, Glyphique Mes. Arch. pl. 80 and 323 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 Unpublished ms., ca. 1950.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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