|Artifact Identification||Cylinder Seal (1900.53.0140A)|
|Period/Date||Babylonian, 2900–2334 BCE|
|Culture||Early Dynastic IIIA|
|Dimension 1 (Length)||6.5 cm|
|Dimension 2 (Diameter)||3.3 cm|
|Dimension 3 (N/A)||N/A|
|Manufacturing Processes||Carved, Incising, Drilling|
|Munsell Color Information||Grayish Yellowish Brown (10YR 5/2) -ns|
Rogers: A huge Archaic seal from the Turko-Persian frontier near Lake Urunia. Only one other seal of this type is known. The seal is divided into two full registers. It is engraved in a series of rampant animals and an occasional nude figure. Similar in design to Nos. 2 and 6. Porada: A feline crossed with a horned(?) animal; A human-headed bull (rev.) crossed with a horned(?) animal; three pairs of antelopes(?) [one rev. in each pair]; a lion(rev.) crossed with a bull(?). BELOW: An antelope crossed with a bull(rev.); Two crossed human-headed bulls; a lion crossed with a bull(rev.); a lion(rev.) held up by a hind leg by a hero who also holds up by a hind leg a leopard(rev.), oon his other side; a feline crossed with a bull(rev.). A scorpion (possibly serving as a terminal).
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 Unpublished ms., ca. 1950.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.