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Object Number: 31-16-603
Current Location: Iraq's Ancient Past
Currently On Display
Provenience: Iraq
Archaeology Area: Under PG 1332 (SE end) m-9-10; according to UE III: Pit D, SIS 4
Section:Near Eastern
Credit Line:British Museum/University Museum Expedition to Ur, Iraq, 1931
Other NumberU.14597 - Field No SF
UE III: 368 - Other Number
B19011 - Old Museum Number


CBS Register: fragment of clay jar stopper with seal impressions. copulatio a posteriori (?) traces of strings inside.
UE III: marital scene. A woman is bending over two pots which she apparently tries to lift from the ground. A second woman holds her heads down by her tresses while an ithyphallic male seizes the first woman from behind by the shoulders. Both women wear long hair and a woollen skirt. The male is nude. His elongated head has a striking animal profile. Beard and hair are uncertain. A child seated on a low stool behind him holds up a round object, cup or bread. There is a second marital couple above and many smaller figures in the field: a scorpion, a spouted jar, round pieces of bread, a crescent, and again the curious checker-board of nine squares inscribed in a circle, No. 291. Eight-petalled rosette on the butt-end of they cylinder, d. 20 mm.

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

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