Description (Catalog Card): Terracotta head of female Upper right-hand side of head missing Hair falls down side of head in long tresses Pronounced chin, straight nose and slight ridge in middle of forehead Hellenistic style? [drawing] 1:1 sketch2     
Find Context (Catalog Card): found against SE face of Ziggurat UR     
Material (Catalog Card): Clay3     
Measurement (Catalog Card): Ht 0095 w of face 007     
U Number: 8473     
Museum: British Museum      
Season Number: 05: 1926-1927      
Object Type: Figural Objects >> Figurines >> Anthropomorphic 1     
Season Number: 06: 1927-1928      
Description (Modern): Fired clay figurine depicting female in high relief; mould-made; head only remaining; clear facial features; circular impressions highlight the hair or head-dress; flat back.1     
Material: Inorganic Remains >> Clay >> Fired >> Terracotta      
Material: Inorganic Remains >> Clay      
Museum Number (BM Big Number): 120913     
Museum Number (BM Registration Number): 1928,1009.4711     
Measurement (Height): 901     
Measurement (Width): 771     
Measurement (Depth): 461     
[1] Data collected by British Museum research team.
[2] Woolley's description
[3] Material as described by Woolley

Locations: 8473 | 1928,1009.471 Export: JSON - XML - CSV

Location Context Title Context Description Description (Modern)
Ziggurat Terrace | ZT The excavation area abbreviation ZT stands for Ziggurat Terrace. It was used for any portion of the terrace on which the ziggurat stood, though other more specific abbreviations were also used. For example, the abbreviation PDW refers to the northern side of the terrace, west of the Great Nannar Courtyard (PD), and HD refers to the southern part of the terrace. Early references using the abbreviation ZT refer specifically to excavations along the terrace retaining wall itself. Later references, however, mention specific areas on top the terrace such as the so-called 'boat shrine.' The abbreviation also refers to deep clearing of the terrace fill, particularly on the north side in later excavation seasons, though the abbreviation Zig.31 was most often used for this. Woolley uncovered large areas of the retaining wall that supported the platform known as the ziggurat terrace. He found that it was decorated with large wall cones. These cones bore an inscription of Urnamma but there is evidence that the terrace in some form existed in the Early Dynastic period as well. The Urnamma retaining wall was slanted to support the terrace, was 1.7 meters high, 34 meters wide, and was decorated with 5-meter-wide buttresses about 4 meters apart. The inscribed cones dedicate the terrace to the moon god, Nanna, and show that it was called e-temen-ni-gur, which translates as, "house, foundation platform clad in terror." (Woolley read this e-temen-ni-il). (none)
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Media: 8473 | 1928,1009.471 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:38 Page:179 Card -- BM ID:194 Box:38 Page:179 (none)
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