University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 31-16-743
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Iraq
Ur
Archaeology Area: PG; 5 m Larsa fill in PGs; from the Larsa level above the Royal Cemetery area
Locus: Isin-Larsa
Period: Larsa
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Terracotta
Paint
Technique:Incised
Painted
Iconography:Cheetah
Height: 10.6cm
Width: 5.4cm
Depth: 5.5cm
Credit Line:British Museum/University Museum Expedition to Ur, Iraq, 1931
Other NumberU.14454a - Field No SF

Description

Orange to buff terracotta figurine of a cheetah. Sitting, Legs Drawn Up on Either Side; Tail Applied, Curves up Back; Arms Missing; Tiny applied pellet eyes; Incised Nose/Mouth; Rectangular slot in head. Hollow.
UE VII: Bear (?) The hollowed base and a groove in the top of the head imply that it was a decorative element in some large object


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