cylinder seal

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cyl′inder seal`


n.
(esp. in ancient Mesopotamia) a small cylinder carved with the seal of a king or other authority and rolled upon a clay document as an official signature.
[1885–90]
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In this volume, five authors publish in hand-drawings and large photos 118 cylinder seals, excavated from two sites in the Hamrin Basin, Tell Suleimeh on the other bank of Me-Turan, and Tell Halawa about twenty kilometers north of Me-Turan.
I have suggested in a discussion on monkeys to which Hamoto does not refer (Catalogue of the Western Asiatic Seals in the British Museum, Cylinder Seals, III: Isin-Larsa and Old Babylonian Periods [London: Trustees of the British Museum, 1986], 45-47) that the gift of a monkey to Ibbi-Sin, the last king of the Third Dynasty of Ur, which gave rise to a "genre literature" (such as the "Letter of a monkey to its mother"), inaugurated a fashion in monkeys as a status symbol among the Amorite rulers who were establishing their kingdoms at the beginning of the second millennium B.
Certainly, those scarabs he identifies as the Omega- and Jasper groups ([sections]54-58) were locally made, amply shown by their engraving techniques and the subject matter of their designs, at least partially drawn from the repertoire of west Asiatic cylinder seals.
This study of the earliest cylinder seals of the second half of the fourth millennium B.
One local product is a series of rectangular seals dominated by animal motifs, made in materials other than steatite, having connections with Syro-Mittannian cylinder seals.
It appeared only two years after the author's appointment to the curatorship of cuneiform tablets and cylinder seals in 1985.
She points out that the figure of the nude goddess was derived from Syrian cylinder seals of the first half of the second millennium B.
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Additionally it is built with European original hydraulic cylinder seals and telescopic steel wire rope.
This world-view of Meluhha is discerned from hundreds of cylinder seals with hundreds of hieroglyphs - as visible language or incised Meluhha speech.
1 MESOPOTAMIAN CYLINDER SEALS Dating to circa 3500 BC, cylinder seals were typically carved in stone and pierced end to end, to be strung and worn as necklaces.