• cylinder seal - Mesopotamia

    Lapis Lazuli – Natural, Carved, Blue

    Since lapis lazuli is relatively easy to carve, it was a popular choice for making cylinder seals, such as this one from Ancient Mesopotamia. This seal would have made an impression depicting a goddess and worshipper with cuneiform text on a clay surface. Photo by the Walters Art Museum. Licensed under CC By-SA 3.0.

    Article: Lapis Lazuli Symbolism

    Credit: Walters Art Museum

    GemstoneLapis Lazuli, Lazurite, Haüyne
    Natural or man madeNatural
    Gem StateCarved