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Babylonian Cylinder Seal, approximately 1700 BCE

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 1, Object: 2
Identifier: Folder 1

Scope and Contents

A Babylonian Cylinder Seal, ca. 1700 BCE with Sumerian inscriptions. Excavated at Amlash, Mesopotamia, these seals were the signatures of the Babylonians. Each man's signature was different, and the images often depicted something about the owner. This includes the seal itself as well as the inscription relief on a portion of clay.


  • approximately 1700 BCE

Conditions Governing Access

WMU Special Collections. Non-circulating. Contact department for access.


From the Collection: 4 boxes

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


1 in. tall, 0.5 in. diam. (2.5 cm tall, 2 cm diam.)

Repository Details

Part of the Western Michigan University Special Collections Repository

Western Michigan University Libraries, Special Collections
Zhang Legacy Collections Center
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Kalamazoo MI 49008-5307 US
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