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Neo-Assyrian Stamp Seal with Multi-figured Scene



1 x 23/32 x 3/4 in. (2.5 x 1.8 x 1.9 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: S.114
Geography: Asia
Classification: Clothing and Adornments; Personal Gear
Culture/Nationality: Neo-Assyria

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  • ceremonial maces - Maces intended primarily for ceremonial display rather than as weapons. A ceremonial mace is a staff or club-shaped device, often richly ornamented and typically topped with a knob or other head-piece, carried by priestly officials, ecclesiastical persons, magistrates, and academic persons as a symbol of jurisdiction or office during a solemn ceremony. Examples are found in ancient Egypt, pre-Columbian America, Asia, and Europe and North America. For similar objects carried by rulers, use "scepters."
  • deities - Beings holding the estate or rank of a god or other supremely divine entity.
  • Late Assyrian - Refers to the Assyrian period and style aboout 1000 to 612 BCE. The reigns of individuals kings produced various styles most commonly seen in palace decoration, particularly in the form of reliefs. Generally, these reliefs exhibit a high degree of attention to detail, a narrative quality, and an attempt at realism not seen before in the art of the ancient Near East.
  • Mesopotamian glyptic styles - Glyptic styles belonging to Mesopotamian cultures.
  • officials - People who hold an office, function, or mandate within an organization or government, and who perform official duties as a representative of the organization or government.
  • seals - Objects bearing designs, emblems, letters, names, words, etc. in intaglio that are used for stamping a flat surface or for making an impression in relief on some soft, tenacious substance such as clay or wax. They may be flat or cylindrical, the impression made by rolling the seal over the surface. Seals may be used to authenticate documents or for decoration.

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