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Statuette

Staff Head

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Object Number:
31-43-173
Current Location:
Collections storage
Provenience:
Iraq
Ur
Archaeology Area:
No. 11 Church Lane, the "Ram Chapel," Room 4
Section:
Near Eastern
Materials:
Diorite
Iconography:
Ram Head
Description:
Ram's Head for Staff
from UET VII: "Head of a ram, carved in the round in dark steatite. The head and neck are made in separate pieces; the eyes were inlaid, but the inlay is missing. Very fine work and well preserved, only a few of the locks of hair and the ears being chipped. A hole runs up through the neck into the head and the object was probably mounted on a pole. Compare U.6832 (BM118565) and U.7598 (B17088)"
Credit Line:
British Museum/University Museum Expedition to Ur, Iraq
Other Number:
U.16427   -   Field No SF
0401   -   Cast Number

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Tokens to Tablets: Glimpses into 6000 Years of the History of the Ancient Near East (14 Nov 1987 - Aug 2006)
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