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|Locus:||PFT. D 6 - 900|
|Credit Line:||British Museum/University Museum Expedition to Ur, Iraq, 1931|
|Other Number:||U.14489 - Field No SF|
UE X: 31 - Other Number
B19422 - Old Museum Number
field number on object looks like U.14487 but the correct number is U.14489
CBS Register: Seal cylinder. diorite. oldest seal found in deep level. seated woman. pot, hut, spider, etc. worked with bore.
UE X: two women in profile are squatting, one on a high couch provided with bull's leg feet, the othe ron a low divan flat on the ground. The first holds in her extended hands a round jar with handles; the second a spool of wool. More jars and spools surround the solid loom (?) behind them. This is built of uprights and a cross-bar surmounted by a star (?). A spider spinning its spiral thread, a goat bounding over its pen, complete the symbolic picture. Dark steattite cylinder. This seal was found in a well-authenticated setting, along with a bowl of glazed frit turquoise blue and the steatite carving in the round of a wild boar of the Jamdat-Nasr period.
Current & Past Exhibitions:
|Tokens to Tablets: Glimpses into 6000 Years of the History of the Ancient Near East (14 Nov 1987 - Aug 2006)||View Objects in Exhibition|
|Middle East Galleries (21 Apr 2018)||View Objects in Exhibition|
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