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Stamp Seal

Object Number:32-40-308
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Iraq
Archaeology Area: Ziggurat NW 1931 under floor of Archaic I courtyard; UE IV: Ziggurat terrace, 1st Dynasty level | UE X: First Dynasty Court, NW of the ziggurat
Period: Archaic
Date Made: 3999-3000 BCE
Early Date: -3999
Late Date: -3000
Section:Near Eastern
Iconography:Lion Head
Length: 4.5 cm
Width: 3.5 cm
Depth: 1.4 cm
Credit Line:British Museum/University Museum Expedition to Ur, Iraq, 1932
Other Number:U.17835a - Field No SF
UE X: 22 - Other Number


white. profile of lion's head with design drill cut on back. pierced.

UE IV: one of two zoomorphic seals of white calcite (originally painted red) in the form of lion's heads; pierced for suspension; the under side crudely engraved (mostly with the drill-point) with animal figures. the other is in Baghdad, B.11109.

UE X: dots and lines representing animals and jars (?) on the flat base of a seal carved in the likeness of a lion's head on the convex side. The semi-round relief is pierced vertically. White calcite seal originally painted red.

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