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Object Number:31-16-677
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Iraq
Archaeology Area: UE III: SIS I. Pottery rubbish and ash filling against inner face of inner wall. SE end of Temenos, c. 50 cm below level of foundation
Period: Early Dynastic IIIB
Date Made: 2500-2340 BCE
Early Date: -2500
Late Date: -2340
Section:Near Eastern
Inscription Language:Sumerian Language
Length: 9.5 cm
Width: 6.5 cm
Thickness: 4 cm
Credit Line:British Museum/University Museum Expedition to Ur, Iraq, 1931
Other Number:U.13607 - Field No SF
UE III: 518 - Other Number
B19085 - Old Museum Number
P247684 - CDLI Number


CBS Register: fragment of clay jar stopper with seal impressions. Hero hunter, lion, crescent. Seal of Mes-an-nipadda, lugal Kiski, dam-nu-gig.

UE III: Gilgamish and the bull between two lions rampant, one of which bites him in the shoulder. on either side of the group Enkidu and the hunter-hero armed with a dagger. The latter wears a long beard and a head-dress in the Kish style. Below the cartouche a human Swastika is made of four runners with long hair and beard, armed with dagger and catching each other's foot. This is the seal of mes-an-ni-pad-da lugal kis dam-nu-gig.

Clay sealing found in Seal Impression Strata 1-2. The sealing depicts a combact scene and is inscribed with the name of the founder of the First Dynasty of Ur, Mesannepada.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Iraq's Ancient Past: Rediscovering Ur's Royal Cemetery ( Oct 2009 - Jan 2017) View Objects in Exhibition


[Catalogue] Horne, Lee C., and Zettler, Richard L. 1998. Treasures from the Royal Tombs of Ur.. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Page 76/Figure 44View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Woolley, Charles L. 1930. "Excavations at Ur, 1929-30". The Museum Journal. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 21. no. 2. pg. 80-121 Actual CitationView Objects related to this Actual Citation

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