Description (Catalog Card): Steatite Cylinder seal. Nana son of Gudea,the jeweller. HC.30/I.7. UET 8/2 (hand copied by Legrain) [CARD MISSING Typed Transcription from British Museum Card] 3     
Find Context (Catalog Card): SIS 7, AD     
Material (Catalog Card): Steatite5     
Material (Catalog Card): Diorite5     
Measurement (Catalog Card): L. 20mm, D. 9mm     
U Number: 16021     
Object Type: Seals, Stamps, and Sealings >> Cylinder Seals      
Museum: University of Pennsylvania Museum      
Season Number: 09: 1930-1931      
Description (Modern): Cylinder Seal, inscribed, named figure? fights winged dragon     
Description (Modern): Fights winged dragon. (Na-di-a, dumu Gu-de-a, za-dim). UE X: an ithyphallic Eabani and the winged dragon. Seal of Na-na-a, son of Gu-de-a, zadim: the stone cutter. steatite cylinder.4     
Material: Inorganic Remains >> Stones and Minerals >> Stone >> Igneous >> Diorite      
Material: Inorganic Remains >> Stones and Minerals >> Stone >> Metamorphic >> Greenstone >> Steatite      
Museum Number (UPM Date Reg Number): 31-43-25     
Museum Number (UPM Date Reg Number): 31-43-25     
Measurement (Height): 206     
Measurement (Width): 96     
Measurement (X): 22     
Measurement (Y): 12     
[1] winged lion dragon?
[2] ?
[3] Typed Transcription from BMCard
[4] Modern description
[5] Material as described by Woolley
[6] Barrett. 1976. Near East Section, Ur, Inscribed Objects

Locations: 16021 | 31-43-25, 31-43-25 Export: JSON - XML - CSV

Location Context Title Context Description Description (Modern)
Mausolea of Amar-Sin | AD Amar-Sin annex to Shugli Mausoleum, The excavation area abbreviation AD was apparently duplicated by accident and thus refers to two different areas of the site. Legrain reported the abbreviation as "Annex of Dungi's Tomb," but he was not on site the year that the context was excavated. He placed the abbreviation with this meaning on cards he created for inscribed material that came to him in the museum. Some tablets and cylinder seals were found in the filling of the tomb annex and some even have a note that they are from Seal Impression Strata against the tomb or its foundational fill. These artifacts are clearly from the BC area, that of the Mausoleum of the Ur III kings built by Shulgi and his son Amar-Sin (Amar-Suen). Amar-Sin built two annexes onto the Shulgi building (See area BC), one to the northwest and the other to the southeast. It is not clear which of the two annexes Legrain was referring to with the abbreviation AD, probably either or both. Essentially artifacts from this use of AD can only be located generally to the overall BC area at the eastern edge of the Royal Cemetery (PG). On the excavation site the abbreviation AD was being used for the so-called Palace of Bel-Shalti-Nannar. Artifacts from the two separate AD contexts have been divided in the digital data wherever possible. (none)
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Media: 16021 | 31-43-25, 31-43-25 Export: JSON - XML - CSV

Media Media Title Title Label Author Omeka Label
Field Photographs Field Photographs (none) (none) (none)
Ur Excavations X; Seal Cylinders Ur Excavations X; Seal Cylinders 1951 Legrain, Leon, and Woolley, Leonard (none)
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