a small carved cylinder used especially by the ancient Mesopotamians to impress a design in wet clay.
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How to use cylinder seal in a sentence
There is apparently only one isolated occurrence of a camel on a cylinder-seal, and that belongs to the Persian period.
No. 85-4-8, 1; it is shaped like a cylinder-seal, and is inscribed with an incantation for Shamash-Killni.
The cylinder-seal was employed in Assyria from the earliest periods of her history, Fig. 72.