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Cylinder Seal Impression

Object Number:87-28-8
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Iraq
Ur
Archaeology Area: PG 800
Locus: grave PG 800
Period: Early Dynastic IIIB
Date Made: 2500-2340 BCE
Early Date: -2500
Late Date: -2340
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Plaster
Inscription Language:Sumerian Language
Credit Line:British Museum / University Museum Expedition to Ur, Iraq, 1987
Other Number:U.10939 - Field No SF
P247683 - CDLI Number

Description

from royal tombs, depicts "Shubad, the Lady."

Publication described real seal, not just the cast:

UE II: Cylinder seal, lapis lazuli. Inscription SUB-ad nin. Worn on the right arm.

The two cuneiform signs that compose her name were initially read as "Shub-ad" in Sumerian. Today, however, we think they should be read in Akkadian as "Pu-abi."

Cast of BM 121544 from the British Museum.

Bibliography:

[Article] Legrain, Leon. 1929. "Gem Cutters in Ancient Ur". The Museum Journal. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 20. no. 3-4. pg. 258-306 Actual CitationView Objects related to this Actual Citation

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