Staff Head


Location: On Display in the Middle East Galleries

From: Iraq | Ur

Curatorial Section: Near Eastern

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Object Number 31-43-173
Current Location Middle East Galleries - On Display
Provenience Iraq | Ur
Archaeology Area No. 11 Church Lane, the "Ram Chapel," Room 4
Section Near Eastern
Materials Diorite
Iconography Ram Head

Ram's Head for Staff

from UET VII: "Head of a ram, carved in the round in dark steatite. The head and neck are made in separate pieces; the eyes were inlaid, but the inlay is missing. Very fine work and well preserved, only a few of the locks of hair and the ears being chipped. A hole runs up through the neck into the head and the object was probably mounted on a pole. Compare U.6832 (BM118565) and U.7598 (B17088)"

Height 7.8 cm
Width 6.5 cm
Outside Diameter 4.9 cm
Credit Line British Museum/University Museum Expedition to Ur, Iraq, 1931
Other Number U.16427 - Field No SF | 0401 - Cast Number

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