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Stamps and seals - Cylinder seals

Lapis lazuli cylinder seal, Babylon, 14th c. BC, 5 x ∅ 1.6 cm

Lapis lazuli cylinder seal, Babylon, 14th c. BC, 5 x ∅ 1.6 cm

© Vorderasiatisches Museum – SMB, Berlin / Olaf M. Teßmer

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Material
Bones | Shell | Shell, bone and fossils | Stone | Terracotta
Type
Seals | Stamps
Details
Stone, terracotta, shell, bone. Engraved or carved, pierced through its centre or at the top. With geometric or figurative motifs (humans, animals, deities, buildings) in mythological, religious and/or daily life scenes. |  | Cylinder seals: May have cuneiform inscriptions. Size: 2-7 x Ø 1-3 cm.
Red List
Emergency Red List of Iraqi Cultural Objects at Risk - 2015 Update
Countries
Iraq
Period
6th millennium – 300 BC