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Amulet

Object Number:31-17-86
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Iraq
Ur
Archaeology Area: PFT. D5, -590; UE IV: Pit F, sq. D5, Stratum F or G
Locus: P.F.T. D 5 , - 590
Date Made: pre 3500 BCE
Early Date: -3900
Late Date: -3500
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Stone
Iconography:Calf
Length: 3.2 cm
Width: 2.1 cm
Credit Line:British Museum/University Museum Expedition to Ur, Iraq, 1931
Other Number:U.14407 - Field No SF

Description

Shell figure of a calf. Hole for suspension. Eyes formerly inlaid. Cross lines on nose and neck.

UE IV: amulet, of white stone, in the form of a standing calf, carved in the round and pierced behind the shoulder for suspension; the eyes were inlaid and the shell ring of one eyeball is preserved

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