Description (Catalog Card): Cylinder Seal. Lapis. 2 registers: above, inscription Sub-ab Nin and 2 seated figures, each with a standing attendant in front and behind: below, a table with mutton joints (?) and 2 seated figures each with 2 standing attendants, one in front and one behind.1     
Find Context (Catalog Card): PG 800 B 118     
Material (Catalog Card): Lapis lazuli2     
Measurement (Catalog Card): L. 48mm, D. 25mm     
U Number: 10939     
Object Type: Seals, Stamps, and Sealings >> Cylinder Seals      
Museum: British Museum      
Season Number: 06: 1927-1928      
Description (Modern): Cylinder seal     
Description (Modern): Object is not sealed.     
Material: Inorganic Remains >> Stones and Minerals >> Mineral >> Semi-precious >> Lapis Lazuli      
Museum Number (BM Big Number): 121544     
Museum Number (BM Registration Number): 1928,1010.235     
Museum Number (BM Big Number): 121544     
Tablet ID Number: P247683     
Measurement (Height): 483     
Measurement (Width): 253     
Notes: From Pu'abi's Tomb     
[1] Woolley's description
[2] Material as described by Woolley
[3] Barrett. 1976. Near East Section, Ur, Inscribed Objects


Locations: 10939 | 1928,1010.235 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)
PG/800B This tomb chamber contained the remains of Queen Puabi, as identified by one of the cylinder seals on her body. Woolley associated it with the death pit above, to which he had assigned the designator PG/800, thus this chamber received the subletter B. Since the chamber floor is about 2.5 meters lower than the death pit floor, however, the two may actually be unrelated. (none)
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Media: 10939 | 1928,1010.235 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:47 Page:179 Card -- BM ID:194 Box:47 Page:179 (none)
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