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Identifier: 
exws_pages_b01_item02
Title: 
Babylonian cylinder seal
Date: 
Approximately 1700 BCE
Description: 
A Babylonian Cylinder Seal, ca. 1700 BCE with Sumerian inscriptions. Excavated at Amlash, Mesopotamia, these seals were the signatures of the Babylonians. Each man's signature was different, and the images often depicted something about the owner. This includes the seal itself as well as the inscription relief on a portion of clay.
Dimensions: 
seal: 1 in. tall, 0.5 in. diam (2.5 cm tall, 2 cm diam)
Dimensions: 
relief: 3.75 x 1.5 x 0.25 in. (9.5 x 4 x 0.6 cm)
Subject: 
Cylinder seals
Location: 
Amlash (Iran)
Century: 
Seventeenth century BCE
Collection: 
Pages from the Past
Type: 
Physical Object
File Format: 
image/jp2
Source: 
Z4 .P33x. Pages from the past : original leaves from rare books and manuscripts. Western Michigan University Special Collections
Publisher: 
Western Michigan University
Rights: 
The digital version is available for education use under ‘Fair Use’ guidelines. For additional permission and further information contact the WMU Libraries: lib-dc@wmich.edu
Digital Date: 
2018