Description (Catalog Card): Clay vase. Light drab. Rope decoration round neck and incised lines wavy. 3 upturned hooks inside to hold strainer? Ring base. 2     
Find Context (Catalog Card): Diqdiqqeh     
Material (Catalog Card): Clay3     
Measurement (Catalog Card): ht 061 md 026 bt 023     
U Number: 7140A1     
Object Type: Vessels/Containers >> Closed Forms >> Jars      
Museum: University of Pennsylvania Museum      
Season Number: 04: 1925-1926      
Material: Inorganic Remains >> Clay >> Fired >> Pottery/Ceramic      
Notes: Woolley duplicated 7140, so the plaque was left as U.7140, and the Vase was left as U.7140A as Woolley designated. A tablet was later added to this U.number, and is designated B. Objects are otherwise unrelated.      
[1] U.7070-U.7145 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 (unless the original catalog card held multiple objects, in which case those are given appropriate subletters and the tablet takes the next in the sequence).
[2] Woolley's description
[3] Material as described by Woolley


Locations: 7140A Export: JSON - XML - CSV

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: 7140A Export: JSON - XML - CSV

Media Media Title Title Label Author Omeka Label
Woolley's Catalog Cards Woolley's Catalog Cards Card -- BM ID:194 Box:34 Page:286 Card -- BM ID:194 Box:34 Page:286 (none)
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Ur >> Ehursag | HT


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