In ancient Mesopotamia, cylinder seals were small personal objects carved with figural designs and sometimes cuneiform text that could be worn on a cord. They were important devices used for record keeping, rolled across clay as a type of signature and a kind of official guarantee of contents. Join Danielle Bennett, Curatorial Associate, to learn more about the significance of the carved designs on cylinder seals in the Menil’s collection, how these would have been used, and create your very own seal impression!
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