Description (Catalog Card): Cylinder Seal. Lapis Lazuli. Gazelle attacked by bull, & gazelle attacked by 2 bulls. Inscription: Su-sikil(?) DINGER-SES-AB lugal-ni Kalam-dug-dam. We expect dam-Kalam-dug and perhaps this is possible. ni is written between lines 2 &3, and dam between lines 3 & 4, but both at the end (right). Provisional translation: -Pure Hand (=Handmaid ?) of Nannar (new ideogram.) her King. Kalam-dug-dam (or Dam-Kalam-dug =Wife of the good land).1     
Find Context (Catalog Card): PG 1050b     
Material (Catalog Card): Lapis lazuli2     
Measurement (Catalog Card): L. 35mm, D. 19mm     
U Number: 11825     
Object Type: Seals, Stamps, and Sealings >> Cylinder Seals      
Museum: University of Pennsylvania Museum      
Season Number: 07: 1928-1929      
Description (Modern): Cylinder seal, inscribed [Not accounted for since first inventory]     
Description (Modern): Object is not sealed.     
Material: Inorganic Remains >> Stones and Minerals >> Mineral >> Semi-precious >> Lapis Lazuli      
Museum Number (UPM Date Reg Number): 30-12-1     
Tablet ID Number: P247682     
Measurement (X): 35     
Measurement (Y): 19     
[1] Woolley's description
[2] Material as described by Woolley

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Location Context Title Context Description Description (Modern)
PG/1050 An intricate and problematic grave, the entire complex identified as PG/1050 may in fact belong to several episodes of burial rather than a single grave. At the top was a four-chamber mudbrick construction that contained layers of skeletons and pottery. Beneath these layers, and indeed the mudbrick construction itself, sat a layer of packed earth 70cm thick. Woolley found a pit cut below the packed earth and believed this to be the main grave, believing the construction above to be related to ceremony following the fill of the main grave. The side of the pit stepped in several places, however, and may indicate more than one burial episode even in this portion of PG/1050. At one level sat the remains of a reed coffin, at a deeper level, a wooden one. The wooden coffin rested on a thick prepared surface and beneath part of this lay around 40 bodies, which Woolley took to be the death pit of the royal tomb. He believed there must have been a chamber above and that it had been looted, but could find no evidence of the looter's access and could not fully explain the lack of a chamber. (none)
PG/1050B (none) (none)
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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:50 Page:181 Card -- BM ID:194 Box:50 Page:181 (none)
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