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Stamp Seal

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Object Number:
32-40-308
Current Location:
Collections storage
Provenience:
Iraq
Ur
Archaeology Area:
Ziggurat NW 1931 under floor of Archaic I courtyard; UE IV: Ziggurat terrace, 1st Dynasty level | UE X: First Dynasty Court, NW of the ziggurat
Period:
Archaic
Date Made:
3999-3000 BC
Early Date:
-3999
Late Date:
-3000
Section:
Near Eastern
Materials:
Calcite
Technique:
Drilled
Iconography:
Lion Head
Description:
white. profile of lion's head with design drill cut on back. pierced.
UE IV: one of two zoomorphic seals of white calcite (originally painted red) in the form of lion's heads; pierced for suspension; the under side crudely engraved (mostly with the drill-point) with animal figures. the other is in Baghdad, B.11109.
UE X: dots and lines representing animals and jars (?) on the flat base of a seal carved in the likeness of a lion's head on the convex side. The semi-round relief is pierced vertically. White calcite seal originally painted red.
Length:
4.5cm
Width:
3.5cm
Depth:
1.4cm
Credit Line:
British Museum/University Museum Expedition to Ur, Iraq
Other Number:
U.17835a   -   Field No SF
UE X: 22   -   Other Number

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