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Object Number:B17087
Current Location: Middle East Galleries
Currently On Display
Provenience: Iraq
Period: Ur II
Date Made: c. 2700 BC
Early Date: -2750
Late Date: c. 2700 BC
Section:Near Eastern
Height: 3.3 cm
Length: 15 cm
Depth: 8.5 cm
Credit Line:British Museum/University Museum Expedition to Ur, Iraq, 1928
Other Number:U.10746 - Field No SF
B16919 - Other Number
0406 - Cast Number


CBS Register: Part of Contents of an unusally rich grave of the Sargonid period (c. 2700 BC) PG 871. B16919 - B16925; also three copper vessels U.10759-61. Calcite lamp. shell shaped, decorated with a human headed bull in relief. CBS Register: Season VI. U.10746 (crossed out in pencil with a question mark). alabaster lamp (?) decorated with a human headed, beared bull. [CBS.16919 = same lamp] [CBS Register: B16919: Calcite lamp, shell shaped, decorated with a human headed bull in relief. Same, under CBS17087]

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Ancient Mesopotamia: The Royal Tombs of Ur (1983 - 1998) View Objects in Exhibition
Iraq's Ancient Past: Rediscovering Ur's Royal Cemetery ( Oct 2009 - Jan 2017) View Objects in Exhibition
Middle East Galleries (21 Apr 2018) View Objects in Exhibition


[Catalogue] Zettler, Richard L. & Horne, Lee C. 1998. Treasures from the Royal Tombs of Ur.View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Exhibition] Aruz, Joan. 2003. Art of the First Cities: The Third Millenium B.C. from the Mediterranean to the Indus.View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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