Description (Catalog Card): Mosaic in shell and lapis Part of the decoration of the big box, occupying the middle of the near side. The background is of lapis, the figures shell. All had fallen from their position and in all cases the face of the shell was so decayed that little of the design remains. Most of the design was figures, but there were also bits of purely decorative design. One part of each was sufficiently in situ to be waxed: the rest picked out in fragments.1     
Find Context (Catalog Card): PG 800     
Material (Catalog Card): Shell2     
Material (Catalog Card): Lapis lazuli2     
Measurement (Catalog Card): Ht of panel 004     
[1] Woolley's description
[2] Material as described by Woolley


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PG/800 This is the death pit that Woolley associated with the tomb chamber of Queen Puabi (PG/800B), though the floor of that chamber is about 2.5 meters lower in depth. The death pit held the remains of more than 20 people as well two oxen, a cart and a potential wardrobe chest. Woolley believed the wardrobe chest had been centrally placed in order to hide the looting hole made into the roof of the PG/789 chamber below. (none)
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Woolley's Catalog Cards Woolley's Catalog Cards Card -- BM ID:194 Box:45 Page:144 Card -- BM ID:194 Box:45 Page:144 (none)
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