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Stamp Seal

Amulet (uncertain)

Object Number:33-35-164
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Iraq
Ur
Diqdiqqeh
Archaeology Area: Diqdiqqeh
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Steatite
Technique:Engraved
Iconography:Animal
Length: 2.8 cm
Width: 1.7 cm
Credit Line:British Museum/University Museum Expedition to Ur, Iraq, 1933
Other Number:U.18341 - Field No SF

Description

grey color . body of couchant animal, hind quarters complete but front leg only sketched. fairly high relief. stone rounded off at shoulder so that there never was a head, back is flat and bears two engraved signs.

UE IV: stamp seal, zoomorphic, of grey steatite; the seal is in the form of a couchant animal carved in fairly high relief; the hind quarters are complete, the fore quarters only lightly sketched, and there is no head; the rounding off of the stone at the shoulders shows that there was never a head. on the under side are two signs crudely engraved.

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