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Object Number:B16228
Current Location: Middle East Galleries
Currently On Display
Provenience: Iraq
Archaeology Area: Site EH, loose in soil.
Period: Akkadian
Date Made: 2350-2150 BC
Early Date: -2350
Late Date: -2150
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Marble (Stone)
Lapis Lazuli
Iconography:Female Head
Height: 9.5 cm
Width: 8 cm
Depth: 8.5 cm
Credit Line:British Museum/University Museum Expedition to Ur, Iraq, 1926
Other Number:U.6782 - Field No SF


Female Head. Ningal

UE IV: Female head, alabaster, broken off at the neck; nose and lower part of face damaged; the eyes inlaid.

CBS Register: marble head of a woman, the eyes inlaid with shell and lapis lazuli. Found near the ruins of a temple built by Dungi.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Middle East Galleries (21 Apr 2018) View Objects in Exhibition
Tokens to Tablets: Glimpses into 6000 Years of the History of the Ancient Near East (14 Nov 1987 - Aug 2006) View Objects in Exhibition


[Catalogue] Legrain, Leon. 1950. The Babylonian Collection of the University Museum, University Museum Bulletin Vol.: 10:3-4.. The University Museum. Actual CitationView Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Woolley, Charles L. Ur Excavations: The building of the Third Dynasty.. Published for the Trustees of the Two Museums by the Oxford University Press. Vol. VI. Actual CitationView Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Olbrantz, John, and Kawami, Trudy S. 2013. Breath of Heaven, Breath of Earth: Ancient Near Eastern Art from American Collections.. University of Washington Press. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 86/4View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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