Conservation: 2007. University Museum Near East Section Ur Metals Conservation Treatment Project. IMLS Grant.     
Description (Catalog Card): Harp of silver throughout. The body is boat shaped and the front upright is supported by a silver statue of a stag 700mm high, its forefeet resting in the crook of a long-stemmed arrow-leafed plant which rises up on each side of the head (this in copper). [All photos depict object in situ except 1339 which shows restoration]1     
Find Context (Catalog Card): PG 1237     
Material (Catalog Card): Silver2     
Material (Catalog Card): Copper Alloy2     
Measurement (Catalog Card): H. 1160mm, W. 1050mm     
[1] Woolley's description
[2] Material as described by Woolley

Locations: 12355 | 30-12-253 Export: JSON - XML - CSV

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: 12355 | 30-12-253 Export: JSON - XML - CSV Field Photographs

Media Media Title Title Label Author Omeka Label
Field Photographs Field Photographs GN1218 GN1218 (none)
Field Photographs Field Photographs GN1218a GN1218a (none)
Field Photographs Field Photographs GN1217 GN1217 (none)
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