Description (Catalog Card): Terracotta relief, moulded. Male figure, bearded with horned cap, holding two objects against shoulders in Osirid fashion: flounced skirt. Full length: broken and mended, chip missing out of skirt. Whitish clay.2     
Find Context (Catalog Card): Railway dig     
Material (Catalog Card): Clay3     
Measurement (Catalog Card): H. 140mm (ht 014)     
U Number: 1007     
Museum: British Museum      
Season Number: 01: 1922-1923      
Object Type: Figural Objects >> Figurines >> Anthropomorphic 1     
Description (Modern): Relief plaque, god with weapons     
Description (Modern): Moulded, baked clay relief plaque fragment of armed god with two socketed axes; arched top and flattened concave back; wears triple horned crown topped by a disc; has bull's ears and a curl on each side; long beard; wears bracelets or spiked guards on right arm; wears belt with a row of dagger-like objects linked by a triple chain; below this another row of long, thin triangles also looking like daggers; below this is a series of horizontal rows from which falls a thinly pleated skirt.1     
Material: Inorganic Remains >> Clay >> Fired >> Terracotta      
Museum Number (BM Big Number): 116512     
Museum Number (BM Registration Number): 1923,1110.101     
Measurement (Weight): 941     
Measurement (Height): 1401     
Measurement (Width): 481     Width across shoulder area
Measurement (Thickness): 111     Thickness at edge (thickest part)
Measurement (Thickness): 61     Thickness at edge, narrowest part
Measurement (Thickness): 171     Thickness across chest, concave back
[1] Data collected by British Museum research team.
[2] Woolley's description
[3] Material as described by Woolley

Locations: 1007 | 1923,1110.101 Export: JSON - XML - CSV

Location Context Title Context Description Description (Modern)
Diqdiqqeh | DQ Essentially a suburb of the ancient city, this area is located about 2 km to the northeast of the ziggurat of Ur. The precise extents of Diqdiqqeh were never defined, but Woolley referred to it as the low ground between the main railway line and the branch that went to Nasiriyeh. The train lines no longer run in the same place they did in Woolley's day, but Corona images allow us to recreate their paths. This makes the general boundaries west, south, and east somewhat known but how far it stretched north is not completely clear. From the first season workers walking across this area picked up surface finds and brought them to Woolley. At that time the location did not have a fixed name in Woolley's mind and thus first season references sometimes say 'near the railway' or 'near Munshid's water engine.' In the second season Woolley decided to investigate more systematically, but after two days of excavation he decided there was not enough remaining architecture to reward further work. Instead, he continued to allow the workers to gather finds over the next ten seasons, and many later catalog cards state "brought in: Diqdiqqeh" The finds from Diqdiqqeh indicate that the ancient suburb played a role in manufacturing and perhaps in commerce. Canals seem to have met in the area and boats may have unloaded goods here. Many figurines, tools, moulds and other crafting items are among the finds, suggesting that Diqdiqqeh may have been an industrial area away from the main habitation. The so-called Treasury of Sin-Iddinam was also excavated in this general area in season 5. In the Antiquaries Journal of January 1925, Woolley described Diqdiqqeh as follows: “A mile and a half NE. of the ziggurat, between the main railway line and the Nasiriyah branch, there is a patch of low-lying ground, occasionally cultivated, which the natives call Diqdiqqeh... a happy hunting-ground for treasure-seekers, and I took advantage of this fact to collect from the natives the scattered antiquities which they might bring to light.” (none)
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Media: 1007 | 1923,1110.101 Export: JSON - XML - CSV

Media Media Title Title Label Author Omeka Label
British Museum Photo Negatives British Museum Photo Negatives (none) (none) (none)
Excavations at Ur of the Chaldees Excavations at Ur of the Chaldees 1923 Woolley, C. L. (none)
Ur Excavations VII; The Old Babylonian Period Ur Excavations VII; The Old Babylonian Period 1976 Woolley, L. and M. Mallowan (none)
Woolley's Catalog Cards Woolley's Catalog Cards Card -- BM ID:194 Box:24 Page:259 Card -- BM ID:194 Box:24 Page:259 (none)
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