CDLI Seals 001342 (physical) (P272852)

Administrative Cylinder seal excavated in Uncertain (mod. uncertain), dated to the Old Assyrian (ca. 1950-1850 BC) period and now kept in Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

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Museum Collection(s)

Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Museum Number

WAM 42.0583

Period

Old Assyrian (ca. 1950-1850 BC)

Provenience

uncertain (mod. uncertain)

Material(s)

Mineral > Hematite

Language(s)

-

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Seal

  • Artifact type: Cylinder seal Artifact type comments:

    physical

  • Material: Mineral > Hematite
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  • Condition Description: The scene depicts a central motif of crossed lions, their heads back-to-back with an inverted crescent in the field between them. Each lion faces a strange, horned quadruped (re-cut?) that rears up on its hind legs. Behind the horned quadrupeds is a cunei
  • Join Information:
  • Seal no.: S001342
  • Seal information:
  • Artifact comments:

    physical

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  • history: First Impressions, p. 045 and 027.

    [Collon2005FirstImpressions] Collon, Dominique. 2005. First Impressions: Cylinder Seals in the Ancient Near East (2nd Edition). British Museum Press.

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  • Museum No.: WAM 42.0583
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  • Provenience: uncertain (mod. uncertain) Provenience Comments:

    possible Cappadocian (Collon 1987: 45)

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  • Period: Old Assyrian (ca. 1950-1850 BC)
  • Period Comments:

    Collon says material suggests attribution of Isin-Larsa period, but the composition and execution/style of scene suggests ED (Collon 1987: 45). Old Assyrian according to WAM web-site

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  • Accounting Period: 0

Created Creator Type Authors Project Reviewer Status Action
2023-09-20 at 13:49:59 Firth, Richard Artifact Firth, Richard Firth, Richard approved View
2013-10-31 at 10:51:30 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2013-10-04 at 14:28:35 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2013-09-10 at 13:39:15 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2013-09-03 at 16:25:33 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2006-10-12 at 12:38:43 CDLI Atf CDLI CDLI approved View
1970-01-01 at 00:00:00 CDLI Artifact Ajango, Kelsey M.; Englund, Robert K.; Friberg, Jöran; Goetze, Albrecht; Kienast, Burkhart; Kraus, Nicholas CDLI approved View

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This artifact is a physical seal. See below of a list of its impression(s):

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Cite this Artifact
“CDLI Seals 001342 (Physical) Artifact Entry.” (1970) 2023. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). September 20, 2023. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P272852.
CDLI Seals 001342 (physical) artifact entry (No. P272852). (2023, September 20). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P272852 (Original work published 1970)
CDLI Seals 001342 (physical) artifact entry (2023) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P272852 (Accessed: May 27, 2024).
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