From: Iraq | Ur

Curatorial Section: Near Eastern

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Object Number 31-16-677
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience Iraq | Ur
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
Section Near Eastern
Materials Terracotta
Inscription Language Sumerian Language

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.

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

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