Cylinder seal

Description
Cylinder seals were used to authenticate clay tablet documents or containers of produce. The scene on this seal shows two rampant bulls, a rampant lion, a man wearing a loin cloth and another wearing a belt and cap.
Accession Loan No.
5/1946/407
Collection Class
Foreign archaeology
Common Name
cylinder seal
Simple Name
seal
Full Name
cylinder seal
Dimensions
whole height 31 mm; whole diameter 19 mm
Cultural Group
Mesopotamia
Production Year Low
-2334
Production Year High
-2193
Family Group

Material
serpentine
Function Name
identifying/ trading/ protecting
Function Detail
for identification, to authenticate documents; to seal tablets and envelopes giving details of consignments of goods, agreements, identified ownership; to secure doors and containers; of decorative, amuletic value
Collector / Excavator
Montague, LAD, Lieutenant Colonel
Collection Country
Iraq
Collection Area Region
Western Asia (Middle East and Near East)
Collection Continent
Asia

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