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Clay Tablets and Wax Seals

Collection ID

SCRC 239

Related Subject(s)

Collecting Area(s)

Description

Collection Summary

Title
Clay Tablets and Wax Seals

Dates
Circa 4000 B.C.-400 A.D.

Collection ID
SCRC 239

Quantity
0.2 linear feet (1 box)

Repository
Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries

Language
Materials in Cuneiform script and possibly other languages.

           

Detailed Collection Information

Description of Collection

Collection of clay tablets and later wax seals carved in stone, glass, terracotta. In relief or intaglio, flat (stamp seal), or curved for rolling (cylinder seal). Items are from Mesopotamia, North Syria, Assyria, Afghanistan, and other locations.

Patron Information

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Temple University’s online library catalog: http://diamond.temple.edu/record=b6299478~S30

Research Access

Collection is open for research.

Collections Stored Off-Site

This collection may be housed off-site at the Library Depository, and require up to two business days to retrieve. Please review the finding aid and be prepared to identify specific materials to be retrieved. Contact the Special Collections Research Center in advance of your visit, so that materials may be relocated to the reading room for research.

Publication and Copyright Information

The Clay Tablets and Wax Seals are the physical property/in custody of the Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries. Intellectual property rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for determining the identity of rights holders and obtaining their permission for publication and for other purposes where stated.

Preferred Citation

[Description and date of item], Clay Tablets and Wax Seals, SCRC 239, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Donated by Brian Stillwell, March 19, 2001.

Processing Information

Collection processed and finding aid prepared in September 2016 by Katy Rawdon, Coordinator of Technical Services.

                 

Index Terms

The following headings have been used to index the description of this collection in Temple University’s electronic catalog:

Subjects:
Clay tablets
Seals (Numismatics) -- Middle East
Cylinder seals

Places:
Afghanistan
Assyria
Mesopotamia
Syria

Material Types:
Cylinder seals
Objects
Seals (artifacts)

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