Description (Catalog Card): Harp with [A] inlaid sounding box, mosaic imprints, silver top bar, decorated with a [B] bull's head, beaded, in gold, below which are [C] shell plaques. 1     
Find Context (Catalog Card): PG 1237     
Material (Catalog Card): Silver     
Material (Catalog Card): Gold2     
Measurement (Catalog Card): W. of gold head 295 Wt. 120 total width 140     
U Number: 12353B     
Museum: The National Museum of Iraq      
Object Type: Games and Music >> Harps and Lyres      
Object Type: Figural Objects >> Figurines >> Zoomorphic      
Season Number: 07: 1928-1929      
Material: Inorganic Remains >> Metal >> Gold      
Material: Inorganic Remains >> Metal >> Silver      
Museum Number (IM Number): IM 8694     
Modern Copies: Electrotype UPM 31-18-10     
[1] Woolley's description
[2] Material as described by Woolley


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Location Context Title Context Description Description (Modern)
PG/1237 Woolley called this the 'Great Death Pit' because it is the largest of all the death pits in the royal cemetery. He found 74 bodies within but did not find a built chamber, an aspect he believed essential to royal tombs. Woolley declared the chamber must have been completely looted away and pointed to small amounts of rubble as evidence of this, but in fact the large size of this death pit and the particular wealth displayed by Body 61 may indicate that the primary burial was among the attendants in this case. (none)
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Media Media Title Title Label Author Omeka Label
Ur Excavations II; The Royal Cemetery Ur Excavations II; The Royal Cemetery 1934 Woolley, Leonard (none)
UPM Field Photo numbers UPM Field Photo numbers (none) (none) (none)
Woolley's Catalog Cards Woolley's Catalog Cards Card -- BM ID:194 Box:52 Page:224 Card -- BM ID:194 Box:52 Page:224 (none)
Woolley's Field Note Cards Woolley's Field Note Cards Royal Cemetary Notes 1130-1237_p161 Royal Cemetary Notes 1130-1237_p161 (none)
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