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Sealing

Object Number:33-35-333
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Iraq
Ur
Archaeology Area: PG. Pit W, SIS 4-5
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Terracotta
Credit Line:British Museum/University Museum Expedition to Ur, Iraq, 1933
Other Number:U.18404 - Field No SF
UE III: 349 - Other Number
700 - Other Number

Description

UE III: the scene becomes more elaborate. The farmer sits on an elegant stool with rungs between two bulls leaving the byre on either side. His two hands rest on the jar, which he apparently holds by a loop of rope tied about the neck. The spread eagle above the hut, which seizes in its claws the two buckled posts planted sideways, is a remarkable feature, and almost certainly a religious emblem. Jars, animal legs, a quiver (or torch?), sign, form probably a pictorgraphic inscription. Seven fragments. Clay sealing. Baked and shellacked post-excavation. Fragment impressed with apparent milking scenes and round-topped huts.

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