Size: 1.5" tall x 3/8"
diameter w/22" black knotted cord
Material: Sterling silver cylinder and spheres
EROTIC CYLINDER SEAL
c. 200 BC
Man's first calling card! Small, handy and always available around
the owners neck. The first civilization to use the cylinder seal as
a means of identifying property were the URUK of southern Mesopotamia
around 3500 BC. The original seals were made from materials such as
quartz and granite. The stone was cut from a layered mass and gradually
chipped into a nearly perfect round cylinder. The surface was then polished,
a hole bored in the center and the image carved with representations
unique to the owner, his occupation or activities.