Description (Catalog Card): Terracotta relief. Moulded. Fragment of bearded male head wearing high horned cap from which descend on each side spiral curls containing a cross white the side locks of hair also end in spirals. [drawing of spirals]3     
Description (Archival): Terracotta. moulded plaque. head of a god with beard and horned mitre. broken.4     
Description (Archival): Standing god wearing horned hat, long pleated dress and elaborate curls, carrying club and lituus5     
Find Context (Catalog Card): Railway dig     
Material (Catalog Card): Terracotta6     
Measurement (Catalog Card): ht. 0055     
U Number: 1020     
Museum: University of Pennsylvania Museum      
Object Type: Figural Objects >> Figurines >> Anthropomorphic      
Season Number: 01: 1922-1923      
Description (Modern): Moulded plaque, bearded male holding club and lituus. Broken and repaired. Horned headress, long beard, curled hair. fringed or pleated skirt. White clay     
Material: Inorganic Remains >> Clay >> Fired >> Terracotta      
Museum Number (UPM B-number): B15181     
Measurement (X): 52     Original Obj
Measurement (X): 108     Mended Obj
Measurement (Y): 30     Original Obj
Measurement (Y): 41     Mended Obj
Measurement (Z): 18     Original Obj
Measurement (Z): 21     Mended Obj
Notes: Joined to U.1369 (31-16-394). Both museum numbers still associated with combined figurine. Two sets of modern dimensions are presented here; one is measures original fragment, the second measures the completed mended object.      
[1] Iconography tagged by Penn Museum research team.
[2] Technique tagged by Penn Museum research team.
[3] Woolley's description
[4] CBS Register
[5] UE 7
[6] Material as described by Woolley

Locations: 1020 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 Media Title Title Label Author Omeka Label
British Museum Photo Negatives British Museum Photo Negatives (none) (none) (none)
Field Photographs Field Photographs (none) (none) (none)
Leon Legrain Note Card Leon Legrain Note Card (none) (none) (none)
Ur Excavations VII; The Old Babylonian Period Ur Excavations VII; The Old Babylonian Period 1976 Woolley, L. and M. Mallowan (none)
Ur Terra-cottas Catalogue Ur Terra-cottas Catalogue (none) Legrain, L. (none)
Woolley's Catalog Cards Woolley's Catalog Cards Card -- BM ID:194 Box:24 Page:272 Card -- BM ID:194 Box:24 Page:272 (none)
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