Cylinder Seal


Location: On Display in the Middle East Galleries

From: Iraq | Ur

Curatorial Section: Near Eastern

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Object Number B16727
Current Location Middle East Galleries - On Display
Provenience Iraq | Ur
Archaeology Area PG 800
Period Early Dynastic IIIB
Date Made 2500-2340 BCE
Section Near Eastern
Materials Lapis Lazuli

CBS Register: VI Season. Lapis cylinder seal of A bar gi. found against the wooden chest in the grave of Queen Shubad (Puabi).

UE II: Cylinder seal, lapis-lazuli. Inscription A-BAR-GI. Found with beads and other small objects against the end of the "wardrobe" box.

Woolley reported that this double-register banquet scene was found against the end of the “wardrobe box” in the fill above the floor. This cylinder seals differs from B16728 in two aspects: here both male and female participants are depicted, and there is no musical performance. A personal name read in Sumerian as A-bara-ge is inscribed in three vertically arranged cuneiform signs to the side of the scene in the upper register.

Length 4.2 cm
Outside Diameter 2.6 cm
Credit Line British Museum/University Museum Expedition to Ur, Iraq, 1928
Other Number U.10448a - Field No SF | P270168 - CDLI Number

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