Description (Catalog Card): Terracotta statuette. Water buffalo? Head alone remains, missing below neck. [drawing 1:1]2     
Find Context (Catalog Card): T.T.D     
Material (Catalog Card): Clay3     
Measurement (Catalog Card): L. of head 70mm [L.96mm, W.92mm based on 1:1 drawing]     
U Number: 7668     
Object Type: Figural Objects >> Figurines >> Zoomorphic      
Season Number: 05: 1926-1927      
Object Type: Vessels/Containers 1     
Season Number: 12: 1933-1934      
Description (Modern): Fired clay spout in form of a ram or bull's head; curled horns; two perforations for nostrils; bituminous material on surface.1     
Material: Inorganic Remains >> Clay >> Fired >> Terracotta      
Material: Inorganic Remains >> Clay      
Museum Number (BM Registration Number): 1935,0113.3781     
Museum Number (BM Big Number): 1378591     
Measurement (Length): 1091     
Measurement (Height): 1021     
Measurement (X): 70     
Measurement (X): 96     
Measurement (Y): 92     
Fabric: Vegetal tempered pale yellow clay1     
[1] Data collected by British Museum research team.
[2] Woolley's description
[3] Material as described by Woolley

Locations: 7668 | 1935,0113.378 Export: JSON - XML - CSV

Location Context Title Context Description Description (Modern)
TTD TTD is shorthand for Trial Trench D, one of two initial trenches dug in season 5 to extend TTA from season 1. Woolley dug TTD and TTE to search for graves in what he believed was a potentially vast cemetery. Neither of these trenches were ever mapped and no aerial photos show them, as by the time of the 1930 RAF photograph the trial trenches had been so extended that most of the Royal Cemetery area had already been exposed. Luckily, Woolley's field records allow us to reconstruct the direction and extents of the trench. He states that it ran from the head (northeast end) of TTA and extended southeastward to the east corner of the Neo-Babylonian temenos wall, making it about 65 meters in length. Though he does not tell us its width it is likely that it was about 4 meters, the same as the measurable trial trenches A, B, and C. TTD did not reveal much, but it was only excavated to a depth of around 2 meters. As Woolley reports in the Antiquaries Journal volume 7 page 1: "The trench to the temenos angle produced no sign of buildings, but for the greater part of its length a floor of beaten mud, lying about 1.75 m. below the present surface, at which level we stopped short." It had just missed the south corner of the Mausoleum of the Ur III kings, and when area PG was expanded beneath the level of TTD in season 8, many graves were recorded here. (none)
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Media: 7668 | 1935,0113.378 Export: JSON - XML - CSV

Media Media Title Title Label Author Omeka Label
Leon Legrain Note Card Leon Legrain Note Card (none) (none) (none)
Woolley's Catalog Cards Woolley's Catalog Cards Card -- BM ID:194 Box:35 Page:171 Card -- BM ID:194 Box:35 Page:171 (none)
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