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Object Number:
31-16-741
Current Location:
Collections storage
Provenience:
Iraq
Ur
Archaeology Area:
PFT E4-1200; 6 m (bottom of kiln stratum); UE IV: Pit F, square E4-1200, level 6.00 m (Bottom of kiln stratum)
Locus:
Ubaid
Period:
Ubaid
Section:
Near Eastern
Materials:
Terracotta
Paint
Technique:
Painted
Iconography:
Bird
Description:
Buff terra cotta figurine of a small bird figurine with wings outstreched, as if in flight, head held up. Tips of both wings broken off and missing. Pellet eyes applied. Pierced vertically through back. Dark brown paint in stripes on wings, tail, band around neck. Socket around hole on underside. Eyes of applied clay, painted stripes on body, one wing slightly damaged. Hole in center top which leads through to a wider, rimmed hole in bottom of bird.

UE IV: clay figurine of a flying bird; hand-modelled in greenish drab clay with details in black paint. There is a hole through the body prolonged below by a tubular socket as if to mount the bird on a staff.
Credit Line:
British Museum/University Museum Expedition to Ur, Iraq
Other Number:
U.15362   -   Field No SF

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