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 detailed.

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.

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