Description (Catalog Card): Gaming-Board With men & dice [A] The board is of the usual shape with vertical borders of shell and red stone strips: round the edge a mosaic of minute tesserae in blue, red, and white. The squares were of the original wood which formed the body of the board, each square inlaid with 5 eyes of shell having red or blue centres, except for two which are squares of shell inlaid with a flower rosette having red and blue petals: the squares are divided by narrow ivory strips inlaid with red and blue dots. The wood has perished and has been replaced with plaster of paris. Under one end of the board were found the men in 2 piles: there are [C] 7 white and [B] 7 black, the latter of shell inlaid with 5 white spots, the former of shell engraved with animal scenes, the details and the background filled in with black. Under the other end of the board was [D] a set of six dice of white shell, solid triangles, having blue dots at 2 of the 4 points of each: scattered in the neighborhood was a [E] second set of lapis with gold points, of which only 4 were found1     
Find Context (Catalog Card): PG [struck out: "(180)"] 800 behind chariot     
Material (Catalog Card): Shell2     
Material (Catalog Card): Stone2     
Material (Catalog Card): Lapis lazuli2     
Material (Catalog Card): Ivory2     
Material (Catalog Card): Gold2     
Measurement (Catalog Card): L__ width__     
[1] Woolley's description
[2] Material as described by Woolley


Locations: 10478E Export: JSON - XML - CSV

Location Context Title Context Description Description (Modern)
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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Media: 10478E Export: JSON - XML - CSV

Media Media Title Title Label Author Omeka Label
UPM Field Photo numbers UPM Field Photo numbers (none) (none) (none)
Woolley's Catalog Cards Woolley's Catalog Cards Card -- BM ID:194 Box:45 Page:181 Card -- BM ID:194 Box:45 Page:181 (none)
Woolley's Catalog Cards Woolley's Catalog Cards Card -- BM ID:194 Box:45 Page:182 Card -- BM ID:194 Box:45 Page:182 (none)
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