University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology


Author: Leon Legrain

Five Royal Seal Cylinders

The Oldest Dated Royal Seal. The Seal of Basha-enzu, B.C. 2900 I

By: Leon Legrain

Art and history are interested in this small monument that has lain unconspicuous in the Collections of the Museum for over 30 years. It is a limestone cylinder seal, 29 x 16mm., that was bought by Dr. Haynes at Baghdad on Dec. 23, 1890. It has three figures and three lines of inscription engraved, and […]