|Artifact Identification||Cylinder Seal (1900.53.0119A)|
|Period/Date||Babylonian, Early Dynastic II, 27th century BCE|
|Dimension 1 (Length)||1.8 cm|
|Dimension 2 (Diameter)||1.5 cm|
|Dimension 3 (N/A)||N/A|
|Manufacturing Processes||Carved, Incising, Drilling|
|Munsell Color Information||Light Olive Brown (2.5Y 5/2) -ns|
Rogers: A small semi-translucent seal with a linear design. Animals in very unsual posotions. About every other is upside down. The animals are poorly drawn and indistinguishable. The only figure on the seal that can be easily discerned is a scorpion. Porada: A horned animal (reversed); a lion; a second lion (reversed); a second horned animal. Terminal: a scorpion. Note the balanced composition.
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 Unpublished ms., ca. 1950.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.