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Trading places with an Old Babylonian merchant from Sippar: a view on his personal, familial, and professional identity through seal analysis

Astrid Verhulst (UGent)
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This study focuses on the analysis of twenty-five Old Babylonian seals from Sippar with the title of ‘dam.gàr’. Their legends, use and iconography are considered in the context of the texts in which their users appear, providing us with a wealth of information on the private, familial, professional and social context in which the Old Babylonian merchants were active. It is argued that the seal legend and (re)use indicate that both the title of merchant and the seal were transmitted from father to son. Further, the seal legend (and more specifically the servant line) can tell us something more about the seal user’s relation with the state.
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Sippar, identity, Old Babylonian, glyptic, merchant

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Verhulst, Astrid. “Trading Places with an Old Babylonian Merchant from Sippar: a View on His Personal, Familial, and Professional Identity Through Seal Analysis.” Journal of the American Oriental Society (2019): n. pag. Print.
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Verhulst, Astrid. (2019). Trading places with an Old Babylonian merchant from Sippar: a view on his personal, familial, and professional identity through seal analysis. Journal of the American Oriental Society.
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Verhulst, Astrid. 2019. “Trading Places with an Old Babylonian Merchant from Sippar: a View on His Personal, Familial, and Professional Identity Through Seal Analysis.” Journal of the American Oriental Society.
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Verhulst, Astrid. 2019. “Trading Places with an Old Babylonian Merchant from Sippar: a View on His Personal, Familial, and Professional Identity Through Seal Analysis.” Journal of the American Oriental Society.
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Verhulst A. Trading places with an Old Babylonian merchant from Sippar: a view on his personal, familial, and professional identity through seal analysis. Journal of the American Oriental Society. 2019;
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A. Verhulst, “Trading places with an Old Babylonian merchant from Sippar: a view on his personal, familial, and professional identity through seal analysis,” Journal of the American Oriental Society, 2019.
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  author       = {Verhulst, Astrid},
  issn         = {0003-0279},
  journal      = {Journal of the American Oriental Society},
  keywords     = {Sippar,identity,Old Babylonian,glyptic,merchant},
  language     = {eng},
  title        = {Trading places with an Old Babylonian merchant from Sippar: a view on his personal, familial, and professional identity through seal analysis},
  year         = {2019},
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