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Sealing

Object Number:
31-16-677
Current Location:
Iraq's Ancient Past
Provenience:
Iraq
Ur
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
Materials:
Terracotta
Description:
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.
Credit Line:
British Museum/University Museum Expedition to Ur, Iraq
Other Number:
U.13607   -   Field No SF
UE III: 518   -   Other Number
B19085   -   Old Museum Number

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Iraq's Ancient Past: Rediscovering Ur's Royal Cemetery ( Oct 2009 - Jun 2010)
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Bibliography:

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