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Statuette

Object Number:B16228
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Iraq
Ur
Archaeology Area: Site EH, loose in soil.
Period: Akkadian
Date Made: 2350-2150 BCE
Early Date: -2350
Late Date: -2150
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Marble (Stone)
Shell
Lapis Lazuli
Iconography:Female Head
Ningal
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
P270070 - CDLI Number

Description

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:

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

Bibliography:

[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
[Article] Legrain, Leon. 1944. "The Babylonian Collection of the University Museum". The University Museum Bulletin. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 10. no. 3-4. pg. 1-75 Actual CitationView Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Legrain, Leon. 1927. "Sumerian Sculptures". The Museum Journal. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 13. no. 3. pg. 217-247 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 221, 222View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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