From: Iraq | Ur

Curatorial Section: Near Eastern

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Object Number 31-16-743
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience Iraq | Ur
Archaeology Area PG; 5 m Larsa fill in PGs; from the Larsa level above the Royal Cemetery area
Locus Isin-Larsa
Period Larsa
Section Near Eastern
Materials Terracotta | Paint
Technique Incised | Painted
Iconography Cheetah

Orange to buff terracotta figurine of a cheetah. Sitting, Legs Drawn Up on Either Side; Tail Applied, Curves up Back; Arms Missing; Tiny applied pellet eyes; Incised Nose/Mouth; Rectangular slot in head. Hollow.

UE VII: Bear (?) The hollowed base and a groove in the top of the head imply that it was a decorative element in some large object

Height 10.6 cm
Width 5.4 cm
Depth 5.5 cm
Credit Line British Museum/University Museum Expedition to Ur, Iraq, 1931
Other Number U.14454a - Field No SF

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