Description (Catalog Card): Terracotta figurine. Fragment of: one of the Al Obaid female figures: nude but with a black painted girdle: the feet and the body above the waist missing. [drawing]3     
Find Context (Catalog Card): PG. Pit W. In the bottom of the JN grave stratum, a little above the clean clay.     
Material (Catalog Card): Clay4     
Measurement (Catalog Card): H. 90mm     
U Number: 18527     
Museum: University of Pennsylvania Museum      
Object Type: Figural Objects >> Figurines >> Anthropomorphic      
Season Number: 11: 1932-1933      
Culture/Period: Ubaid      
Description (Modern): Female figurine broken above waist and below ankles. Black painted belt and black pubic triangle. Yellowish clay.      
Material: Inorganic Remains >> Clay >> Fired >> Terracotta      
Museum Number (UPM Date Reg Number): 33-35-20     
Measurement (X): 94     
Measurement (Y): 25     
Measurement (Z): 24     
[1] Iconography tagged by Penn Museum research team.
[2] Technique tagged by Penn Museum research team.
[3] Woolley's description
[4] Material as described by Woolley

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Location Context Title Context Description Description (Modern)
Pit W Pit W was excavated from the bottom of area PG near Pits Y and Z in order to more fully explore the Seal Impression Strata discovered running across the cemetery. Since these strata contained so many early seals and tablets it was clear that they were essential for dating the graves and for learning more about the administration of the city of Ur. In order to observe the strata more clearly, Pit W was much larger than most exploratory pits in the cemetery region, laid out to be 15x7 meters. It was dug from the northeast side of PG/1631 but its horizontal extents were not mapped and Benati (2015) believes that PG/1631 was mistaken for PG/1648, placing Pit W somewhat farther SE. Its published stratigraphic profile shows that PG/1631 (possibly 1648) was actually somewhere near the middle of the long side of the trench and Woolley states that Pit W was placed so as to virtually fill the gap between Pits Y and Z, but was set a few meters northeast of them. This allows for a relatively accurate placement of the pit. Pit W quickly ran through the seal impression strata but Woolley continued it down much farther, as he had with Pits Y and Z, to reach about a meter below sea level. He thus uncovered many graves earlier than the main Royal Cemetery, and because he believed them to be from the Jemdet Nasr period, he began JNG numbers for them. This discovery, combined with early graves in Pit Y, spawned the conception of a Jemdet Nasr cemetery running beneath and south of the Royal Cemetery, and in season 12 Woolley would seek to expose it in Pit X. (none)
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Media: 18527 | 33-35-20 Export: JSON - XML - CSV

Media Media Title Title Label Author Omeka Label
Leon Legrain Note Card Leon Legrain Note Card (none) (none) (none)
Ur Excavations IV; The Early Periods Ur Excavations IV; The Early Periods 1955 Woolley, L. (none)
Woolley's Catalog Cards Woolley's Catalog Cards Card -- BM ID:194 Box:73 Page:59 Card -- BM ID:194 Box:73 Page:59 (none)
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