University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 32-40-308
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Iraq
Ur
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 BC
Early Date: -3999
Late Date: -3000
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Calcite
Technique:Drilled
Iconography:Lion Head
Length: 4.5cm
Width: 3.5cm
Depth: 1.4cm
Credit Line:British Museum/University Museum Expedition to Ur, Iraq, 1932
Other NumberU.17835a - Field No SF
UE X: 22 - Other Number

Description

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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