Alter ipse sigillum. Old Babylonian Sippar Seals as Markers of Identity

01 October 2011 → 30 September 2015
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Archaeology
    • Historical theory and methodology
    • Theory and methodology of archaeology
    • Other history and archaeology
    • Art studies and sciences
old babylonian Sippar seals
Project description

This project aims at studying in which was Old Babylonian Sippar seals may be considered as expressions of (parts of) their users' identity. Both the textual and iconographical data will be examined on the basis of the unique seal database of the Assyriological department (UGent). The research methodology is centered around families and professional groups which will be reconstructed for the first time in 4,000 years.