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Title: The Seals of Bayazid Abad (Bayazi Awa) Tomb
Author(s): AMELIRAD, Sheler , KHANMOHAMADI, Behroz
Journal: Ancient Near Eastern Studies
Volume: 53 Date: 2016
Following its accidental discovery, the tomb of Bayazid Abad was excavated in 2010. Fifty-five Mitannian cylinder seals and 25 unengraved cylinders were among the huge quantity of materials found. All of the cylinder seals are of quartz-frit composite material, except one which is stone. They belong to the so-called Common Style of the Mitanni glyptic, according to Edith Porada’s categories of Mitannian seals, featuring simple humans, animals, plants and geometric patterns. The seals show strong connections to the Syrian and Mesopotamian cultures of the Late Bronze Age, which are also visible in other finds.