Description (Catalog Card): Clay vase. Light drab. Type CCLIX =P.193. Neo-Bab?3     
Description (Archival): CBS Register: 4th Expedition. 1925-1926. Pottery. Small bottle. with sketch. 4     
Find Context (Catalog Card): Found against mud wall of HT.     
Material (Catalog Card): Clay5     
Measurement (Catalog Card): ht 0126     
U Number: 70061     
Museum: University of Pennsylvania Museum      
Object Type: Vessels/Containers >> Closed Forms >> Jars      
Season Number: 04: 1925-1926      
Culture/Period: Neo-Babylonian 2     
Description (Modern): Restricted Ovaloid Jar. Tear drop shaped vessel with a rounded base. There sharp delineation of the shoulder from the body and neck. The neck is narrow at the bottom and flares at the top. The rim is round. The ceramic paste is orange. There is a white slip overall. 4     
Material: Inorganic Remains >> Clay >> Fired >> Pottery/Ceramic      
Museum Number (UPM B-number): B16604     
Measurement (Diameter): 504     
Measurement (X): 1244     
[1] U.7000-U.7032 were duplicated with the duplicates assigned to tablets from Season 4 found in areas KP, EH, and possibly HT (Jacobsen AJA 57:128). The duplicates have been given the subletter A in this database while the original object from the catalog card retains the number without subletter.
[2] Date of the object is inferred from context and field notes; the object has not been confirmed to be of this period.
[3] Woolley's description
[4] Data collected during Penn Museum conservation review of ceramics.
[5] Material as described by Woolley

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Location Context Title Context Description Description (Modern)
Ehursag | HT The excavation area abbreviation HT stands for Hall's Temple because H.R. Hall had excavated parts of it in 1919. Hall called it Area (or Building) B and he found inscribed bricks in the paved floors of the building which indicated it was the ehursag, the house of the mountain, which was purported to be Shulgi's palace. Woolley, in his first season, found inscribed bricks in the walls that mentioned Ur-Namma's temple of the moon god, and he concluded the building was actually a temple, dubbing the excavation area HT. He believed the actual ehursag palace to be located somewhere else within the temenos. Many of his subsequent excavation abbreviations attest to his search for the building, but he eventually agreed that HT was the ehursag itself. In his fourth season, Woolley cleared the remaining extents of the building. He had already explored parts of the terrace wall on which it stood and came to find that this was part of the Ur III temenos wall. Along this wall near the ehursag Woolley found a deep well, at the bottom of which (13 meters down) were many inscribed clay cones. (none)
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Media Media Title Title Label Author Omeka Label
Woolley's Catalog Cards Woolley's Catalog Cards Card -- BM ID:194 Box:34 Page:148 Card -- BM ID:194 Box:34 Page:148 (none)
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