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Mesopotamian cylinder seal

This is an Akkadian cylinder seal made from shell. The image shows a figure seated on a throne, probably representing a vegetation god or goddess. The deity is being approached...

Mesopotamian cylinder seal

The image on this seal shows a kneeling hero clasping the foreleg of a horned animal with his left hand, and holding its muzzle in his right. There is a...

Mesopotamian cylinder seal

This cylinder seal is made from marble and shows a complicated scene. One figure, possibly a goddess, is leading a worshipper towards a seated king-god. The god is wearing a...

Sandals

These are a large pair of men’s sandals made of leather soles and straps. The underside of the sole has iron studs and iron heels. There is also a name...

Seal box lid

Seal boxes were attached to documents and contained an official seal....

Seal matrix with winged figure

A seal matrix was a personal object for wealthy individuals which was impressed into sealing wax to validate documents. This one is badly worn but is thought to show a...

Finger ring with intaglio ringstone

The ‘intaglio’ stone in this ring shows a raven standing on an altar next to a ‘horn of plenty’ and a dolphin. The interpretation of these symbols is uncertain as...

Finger ring with intaglio ringstone

This Roman finger ring with ringstone could be used as a personal seal on documents, and was also a magic amulet to ward off the evil eye. The image shows...