Stela Fragment


Location: On Display in the Middle East Galleries

From: Iraq | Ur

Curatorial Section: Babylonian

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Object Number CBS16682
Current Location Middle East Galleries - On Display
Provenience Iraq | Ur
Archaeology Area temenos wall of the K.P. UE IV: Found in the Gig-par-ku, in the upper filling of a chamber on the SW side
Period Early Dynastic IIIB
Date Made 2500-2340 BCE
Section Babylonian
Materials Limestone
Inscription Language Sumerian Language

CBS Register: fragment of blue grey limestone. Stela or Plaque. Pre-Sargonic. Three male, three female figures. Inscription.

UE IV: Votive stela, blue-grey limestone, fragment of. In part of an upper register 3 male figures wearing the kaunakes and facing left, the heads destroyed; in a lower register remains of 2 female figures facing left, preserved to the breast only and much damaged; by them traces of an inscription in archaic linear script of the Ur-Nina type. Early work with plentiful use of the drill. The inscription reads "He made it surpass the ..., he made it surpass the house of his father." (CDLI Composite: Q001355).

Credit Line British Museum/University Museum Expedition to Ur, Iraq, 1926
Other Number U.6691 - Field No SF | P222863 - CDLI Number | B16682 - Old Museum Number | CBS 16682 - Other Number

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