cylinder seal

Origin of cylinder seal

First recorded in 1885–90
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Historical Examples of cylinder seal

  • There is apparently only one isolated occurrence of a camel on a cylinder-seal, and that belongs to the Persian period.

    Mesopotamian Archaeology

    Percy S. P. Handcock

  • No. 85-4-8, 1; it is shaped like a cylinder-seal, and is inscribed with an incantation for Shamash-Killni.

    Mesopotamian Archaeology

    Percy S. P. Handcock

  • The cylinder-seal was employed in Assyria from the earliest periods of her history, Fig. 72.

    Mesopotamian Archaeology

    Percy S. P. Handcock