Technique: Decoration >> Subtraction >> Inscribed      
Iconography: Geometric Decoration >> Crescent      
Iconography: Geometric Decoration >> Star      
Iconography: Type >> Presentation Scene      
Iconography: Accessories >> Headwear >> Headdress/Crown >> Horned Headdress      
Iconography: Clothing >> Dress >> Flounced Dress      
Iconography: Clothing >> Dress >> Tufted Dress      
Iconography: Clothing >> Dress >> Pleated Dress      
Iconography: Furniture >> Stool      
Iconography: Human/zoomorphic >> Body Parts >> Head      
Iconography: Human/zoomorphic >> Body Parts >> Head >> Hair      
Iconography: Human/zoomorphic >> Body Parts >> Head >> Bearded      
Iconography: Clothing >> Nude      
Iconography: Human/zoomorphic >> Male      
Iconography: Human/zoomorphic >> Female      
Iconography: Human/zoomorphic >> Position >> Hand Raised      
Iconography: Human/zoomorphic >> Position >> Holding Other      
Iconography: Human/zoomorphic >> Position >> Holding Weapon 1     
Iconography: Human/zoomorphic >> Position >> Seated      
Iconography: Human/zoomorphic >> Position >> Standing      
Iconography: Animal/Zoomorphic >> Mammal >> Monkey      
Iconography: Animal/Zoomorphic >> Serpent/Snake      
Iconography: Vessel      
Iconography: Mythical Figure >> Deity >> God      
Iconography: Mythical Figure >> Deity >> Goddess      
Iconography: Human/zoomorphic >> Worshipper      
Description (Catalog Card): Cylinder seal. Inscribed. Grey steatite. Introduction of worshipper by goddess to Nannar: smaller figure behind throne of Nannar holding big club. Below and behind throne small figure pulling dragon by the wing; similar figure attacks dragon in front. Attributes: crescent moon resting on post. Balance and pot. Squat monkey (close to knees of Nannar). Inscribed: Ilu-Shamash, Ilu-Aa 1st Babylonian Dynasty. E.2     
Find Context (Catalog Card): Found in wagon rubbish from KP.     
Material (Catalog Card): Steatite3     
Measurement (Catalog Card): L 0025 md 0015 [L. 25mm, Max D. 15mm]     
U Number: 6698     
Object Type: Seals, Stamps, and Sealings >> Cylinder Seals      
Museum: University of Pennsylvania Museum      
Season Number: 04: 1925-1926      
Description (Modern): Cylinder seal. flint? A votary before Nannar. Inscribed "Samas il Aa. c.1800 bc. Vase, libation, monkey, winged dragon, etc. UE X: a bare-headed worshipper is introduced to a seated diety holding a very small conical object. The seal is inscribed to Samas and Aa. If this is the solar deity, he is apparently beardless, with short hair and a turban tied about his head. A lock or a loose fillet descends past his ear onto his chest. He is draped in a flounced robe. There is a squatting monkey at his knees and behind him a small nude servant holding a buckled shaft or club. His throne is built like a triple-recessed gate. The assistant leads the worshipper with one hand, and holds in the other a crescent on a short staff. He wears a flounced robe like the god, but there is on his head a distinct pair of round horns and again the curious line descending on the chest. The worshipper wears short hair and beard (?) and a pleated robe. Before him are placed the ampulla and libra, particularly well designed. Below the inscription, nude hunters, club in hand, attack a winged dragon rampant. Here again a small line connects head and chest. Grey steatite cylinder.     
Material: Inorganic Remains >> Stones and Minerals >> Stone >> Metamorphic >> Greenstone >> Steatite      
Museum Number (UPM B-number): B16298     
Measurement (X): 26     
Measurement (Y): 16     
[1] large club
[2] Woolley's description
[3] Material as described by Woolley

Locations: 6698 Export: JSON - XML - CSV

Location Context Title Context Description Description (Modern)
Giparu | KP The excavation area given the abbreviation KP was eventually found to be the site of the ancient building known as the giparu (alternatively e-gig-par or gig-par-ku). Mostly dedicated to the goddess Nin-gal, Nanna's consort, it was also in various periods the residence of the entu priestess. The abbreviation KP, however, stands for King's Palace because Woolley initially thought this might be the site of Shulgi's palace, the ehursag. The giparu was a very long-lived building, though it underwent many changes over many centuries. Most striking were the changes in the Neo-Babylonian period when Woolley shows it combining with the dublalmah to the east. He believed that by this point the building was not sufficient to house the Ningal temple and the entu priestess together, and thus the so-called Palace of Belshaltinannar was constructed outside the temenos specifically to house the priestess herself. At times Woolley refers to the giparu as the Great Ningal Temple, which can be confusing as the Kassite and Neo-Bablyonian Ningal temples had moved onto the ziggurat terrace to the north of the giparu (Area HD). Furthermore, parts of the giparu were excavated under area abbreviations other than KP in season 3 when the full extents of the building were only just coming to light. The northern portion originally carried the abbreviation HDB and the southeastern portion, SF. (none)
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Media: 6698 Export: JSON - XML - CSV

Media Media Title Title Label Author Omeka Label
British Museum Photo Negatives British Museum Photo Negatives (none) (none) (none)
Field Photographs Field Photographs (none) (none) (none)
Ur Excavations VII; The Old Babylonian Period Ur Excavations VII; The Old Babylonian Period 1976 Woolley, L. and M. Mallowan (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:33 Page:131 Card -- BM ID:194 Box:33 Page:131 (none)
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