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Object Number: B17087
Current Location: Iraq's Ancient Past
Currently On Display
Provenience: Iraq
Archaeology Area: PG 871, in filling above the floor
Period: Ur II
Date Made: c. 2700 BC
Early Date: -2750
Late Date: -2650
Section:Near Eastern
Height: 3.3cm
Length: 15cm
Depth: 8.5cm
Credit Line:British Museum/University Museum Expedition to Ur, Iraq, 1928
Other NumberU.10746 - Field No SFB16919 - Other Number0406 - Cast Number


CBS Register: Part of Contents of an unusally rich grave of the Sargonid period (c. 2700 BC) PG 871. B16919 - B16925; also three copper vessels U.10759-61. Calcite lamp. shell shaped, decorated with a human headed bull in relief.
CBS Register: Season VI. U.10746 (crossed out in pencil with a question mark). alabaster lamp (?) decorated with a human headed, beared bull. [CBS.16919 = same lamp]
[CBS Register: B16919: Calcite lamp, shell shaped, decorated with a human headed bull in relief. Same, under CBS17087]

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Ancient Mesopotamia: The Royal Tombs of Ur (1983 - 1998)View Objects in Exhibition
Iraq's Ancient Past: Rediscovering Ur's Royal Cemetery ( Oct 2009 - Jun 2010)View Objects in Exhibition


[Catalogue] Zettler, Richard L. & Horne, Lee C. 1998. Treasures from the Royal Tombs of Ur. : Page/Fig./Plate: 69View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue, Exhibition] Aruz, Joan. 2003. Art of the First Cities: The Third Millenium B.C. from the Mediterranean to the Indus. : Page/Fig./Plate: 118View Objects cited in this Publication

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