Description (Catalog Card): Cylinder seal. Glazed frit. Blue-green. Winged dragon, rampant lion. Star.2     
Find Context (Catalog Card): PD foundation deposit     
Material (Catalog Card): Frit4     
Measurement (Catalog Card): L. 40mm, D. 15mm     
U Number: 12690     
Object Type: Seals, Stamps, and Sealings >> Cylinder Seals      
Museum: University of Pennsylvania Museum      
Season Number: 07: 1928-1929      
Culture/Period: Kassite      
Description (Modern): CBS Register. Ur 1928-9, Season VII. Cylinder Seal. blue glazed fritte. winged bull, lion, star. UE Vol. X: lion and winged bull rampant. calf recumbent and star. Blue glazed frit cylinder.3     
Material: Inorganic Remains >> Glass and Related Material >> Frit      
Museum Number (UPM Date Reg Number): 30-12-47     
Measurement (Diameter): 18     
Measurement (X): 41     
[1] a winged horse
[2] Woolley's description
[3] Modern description
[4] Material as described by Woolley

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Location Context Title Context Description Description (Modern)
Great Nanna Courtyard | PD The meaning of this two-letter designation is unclear. It may derive from Woolley's search for Shulgi's palace and may thus stand for Palace of Dungi. Woolley came to realize, however, that it was an enormous courtyard surrounded by rooms, and at times in the excavation it was simply referred to as the Ziggurat Courtyard. The path through the court led to the ziggurat terrace and eventually to the temple atop it. The court was likely a gathering place for special occasions of worship to the moon god (whose name Woolley read Nannar, but which we read today as Nanna). Therefore, Woolley eventually dubbed this space the Great Nannar Courtyard. Area PD is the large space to the east of the ziggurat terrace, substantially lower in elevation than the base of the ziggurat. It had many floors over many periods. It consisted of a large paved courtyard (some 50 x 75 meters) surrounded by rooms that may have been used for storage. Because of indentations in some of the wall faces, Woolley believed there was once an inset wooden colonnade along some of the walls. (none)
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Media: 12690 | 30-12-47 Export: JSON - XML - CSV

Media Media Title Title Label Author Omeka Label
Ur Excavations VIII; The Kassite Period and the period of the Assyrian Kings Ur Excavations VIII; The Kassite Period and the period of the Assyrian Kings 1965 Woolley, Leonard (none)
Ur Excavations X; Seal Cylinders Ur Excavations X; Seal Cylinders 1951 Legrain, Leon, and Woolley, Leonard (none)
Woolley's Catalog Cards Woolley's Catalog Cards Card -- BM ID:194 Box:54 Page:70 Card -- BM ID:194 Box:54 Page:70 (none)
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