Description (Catalog Card): Cylinder seal. Shell. White. Poor cutting. Eagle in flight, antelopes? Bulls.1     
Find Context (Catalog Card): PD foundation deposit     
Material (Catalog Card): Shell3     
U Number: 12691     
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. shell. Eagleman, with wings and claws, stands on two bulls, grasps two antelopes, UE Vol. X: the eagle man master of the wild animals. Two bulls back to back and sinking on their knees form his pedestal. He sinks his claws in their hind quarters. With extended arms he grasps galloping antelopes by their horns. His wings spread above horizontally. He has a bull's tail and a pointed mitre. Beside him an eagle flying in profile hovers above a big fish. Shell cylinder.2     
Material: Organic Remains >> Shell      
Museum Number (UPM Date Reg Number): 30-12-46     
Measurement (X): 36     
Measurement (Y): 17     
[1] Woolley's description
[2] Modern description
[3] 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 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:71 Card -- BM ID:194 Box:54 Page:71 (none)
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