Project

Sealing tradition and traditional seals. A study of family continuity expressed through seals and sealing in Old Babylonian Sippar

Acronym
01D228010
Duration
01 October 2010 → 30 September 2012
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Historical theory and methodology
    • History
    • Art studies and sciences
Keywords
assyriology art history glyptic
 
Project description

This study aims at defining the use of Old Babylonian seals as expressions of the family tradition. By studying the seal use of different families, this research intends to contribute to the study of the Old Babylonian society. The corpus will be composed on the basis of a unique seal database of the Department Assyriology (Ghent University).