Alter ipse sigillum (2011-2015)

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

The aim of this research project is to investigate whether and to what extent Old Babylonian seals express and support the familial, religious and professional identity of its owner(s) and/or user(s) by analysing the seal impressions on Old Babylonian tablets from Sippar. Both the iconography of the seals as the history of its usage by one or more individuals belonging to the same family or professional group is studied.


Prof Dr Katrien De Graef