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Ur III Cylinder Seal with Multi-Figured Scene

Ur III (3rd Dynasty of Ur)
2100-1900 BCE

1 1/16 x 19/32 x 9/16 in. (2.7 x 1.5 x 1.4 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: S.116
Geography: Asia
Classification: Clothing and Adornments; Personal Gear
Culture/Nationality: Neo-Sumerian

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  • cylinder seals - Cylinders of hard material engraved in intaglio upon the curved surface, used especially in ancient Mesopotamia to roll an identifying impression on wet clay.
  • inscriptions - Words, texts, lettering, or symbols marked on a work, including texts, legends, documentation notes, or commemoration. For standardized symbols or notations on objects that convey official information, use "marks (symbols)."
  • Mesopotamian glyptic styles - Glyptic styles belonging to Mesopotamian cultures.
  • Neo-Sumerian - Refers to a period from about 2125 to 2025 BCE in Mesopotamia associated with the rules of Gudea of Lagash and the Third Dynasty of Ur. This style is charactersized by a combination of technical achievements developed in the previous Akkadian period, a revival of Early Dynastic traditions, and the establishment of artistic conventions.

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