Method of Construction
Constructed by: Tanja Gohlert
This reconstruction is based on an inscription on a clay
envelope in the Rare Book Collection at Smith. The inscription is
the only one in the group that has human figures: a seated
deity/priest, a standing goddess/priestess and a bareheaded
worshipper. This zinc seal was made by carving the inscription
into a piece of wax and then making a plaster mold into which the
zinc was poured. The end product is a bit larger than the original and not quite as
Sources, Resources and Links
Collon, Dominique. Interpreting the Past: Near Eastern
Seals. Berkeley, CA: U of California P, 1990.
Collon, Dominique. First Impressions: Cylinder Seals in
the Ancient Near East. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1987.