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Object Number: 31-16-677
Current Location: Iraq's Ancient Past
Currently On Display
Provenience: Iraq
Archaeology Area: UE III: SIS I. Pottery rubbish and ash filling against inner face of inner wall. SE end of Temenos, c. 50 cm below level of foundation
Section:Near Eastern
Length: 9.5cm
Width: 6.5cm
Thickness: 4cm
Credit Line:British Museum/University Museum Expedition to Ur, Iraq, 1931
Other NumberU.13607 - Field No SFUE III: 518 - Other NumberB19085 - Old Museum Number


CBS Register: fragment of clay jar stopper with seal impressions. Hero hunter, lion, crescent. Seal of Mes-an-nipadda, lugal Kiski, dam-nu-gig.
UE III: Gilgamish and the bull between two lions rampant, one of which bites him in the shoulder. on either side of the group Enkidu and the hunter-hero armed with a dagger. The latter wears a long beard and a head-dress in the Kish style. Below the cartouche a human Swastika is made of four runners with long hair and beard, armed with dagger and catching each other's foot. This is the seal of mes-an-ni-pad-da lugal kis dam-nu-gig.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Iraq's Ancient Past: Rediscovering Ur's Royal Cemetery ( Oct 2009 - Jun 2010)View Objects in Exhibition


[Catalogue] Zettler, Richard L. & Horne, Lee C. 1998. Treasures from the Royal Tombs of Ur. : Page/Fig./Plate: 76View Objects cited in this Publication

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