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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
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
Height:
10.7cm
Width:
5.4cm
Credit Line:
British Museum/University Museum Expedition to Ur, Iraq
Other Number:
U.14454a   -   Field No SF

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Near East Study Room (1955 - 1982)
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