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Staff Head

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


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)"

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Middle East Galleries (21 Apr 2018) View Objects in Exhibition
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