Analytic: Eyes of head are either Conus or Strombus according to David Reese (2013)     
Description (Catalog Card): [A] Bull's head. Gold, with lapis hair between the horns and a lapis beard set in silver; the gold horns are tipped with lapis. [B]The body was of wood (see Field Notes) and down the front are [C] shell plaques with engraved mythological scenes1     
Find Context (Catalog Card): PG 789     
Material (Catalog Card): Gold2     
U Number: 10556A     
Museum: University of Pennsylvania Museum      
Object Type: Figural Objects >> Figurines >> Zoomorphic      
Object Type: Games and Music >> Harps and Lyres      
Season Number: 06: 1927-1928      
Popular Name: Bull headed Lyre     
Description (Modern): Gold and Lapis lazuli bearded bull's head from lyre. The face, ears, and horns are made from separate pieces of gold. The beard, hair, horn tips, eye rims, and eye irises are made from lapis lazuli. The whites of the eyes are made from shell.      
Material: Inorganic Remains >> Metal >> Gold      
Material: Organic Remains >> Shell      
Material: Inorganic Remains >> Stones and Minerals >> Mineral >> Semi-precious >> Lapis Lazuli      
Material: Inorganic Remains >> Metal >> Silver      
Material: Organic Remains >> Bitumen      
Museum Number (UPM B-number): B17694B     
Measurement (X): 40     
Measurement (Y): 25     
Measurement (Z): 19     
[1] Woolley's description
[2] Material as described by Woolley

Locations: 10556A Export: JSON - XML - CSV

Location Context Title Context Description Description (Modern)
PG/789 Woolley called this the 'King's Grave' because of its elaborate death pit that included many weapons. The main chamber, however, had been looted, leaving only a few scattered remains. The death pit contained the remains of more than 60 people, six of whom wore helmets and stood at the dromos/entrance as if to guard it. (none)
  • 1 Location

Media: 10556A Export: JSON - XML - CSV

Media Media Title Title Label Author Omeka Label
Ur Excavations II; The Royal Cemetery Ur Excavations II; The Royal Cemetery 1934 Woolley, Leonard (none)
Woolley's Catalog Cards Woolley's Catalog Cards Card -- BM ID:194 Box:46 Page:23 Card -- BM ID:194 Box:46 Page:23 (none)
  • 2 Media