Stamp Seal


From: Iraq | Ur

Curatorial Section: Near Eastern

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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 BCE
Section Near Eastern
Materials Calcite
Technique Drilled
Iconography Lion Head

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.

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

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