Description (Catalog Card): Grotesque figure. Baked clay. Hand modeled. Left arm missing. Male? figure, flattened head, pellet eyes, coarse nose, rounded chin; holds vertically against breast an object which looks like a thick stick with a hooked top. Lower part of body hollowed out inside; intended to receive a holder? [drawing 1:2]3     
Find Context (Catalog Card): 1m below surface TTF     
Material (Catalog Card): Clay4     
Measurement (Catalog Card): Ht 0115 w of shoulders 008 [L.126mm, W.92mm based on 1:2 drawing]     
U Number: 8758     
Museum: University of Pennsylvania Museum      
Object Type: Figural Objects >> Figurines >> Anthropomorphic      
Season Number: 05: 1926-1927      
Description (Modern): Modeled figurine with pellet eyes and a beak, one arm holding something (possibly an instrument or club), other arm broken. Broken below waist. Reddish Brown Clay. Very faint U number.     
Material: Inorganic Remains >> Clay >> Fired >> Terracotta      
Museum Number (UPM B-number): B17204     
Measurement (X): 111     
Measurement (Y): 81     
[1] Iconography tagged by Penn Museum research team.
[2] Technique tagged by Penn Museum research team.
[3] Woolley's description
[4] Material as described by Woolley

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Location Context Title Context Description Description (Modern)
TTF TTF is shorthand for Trial Trench F, the first extension of TTE. Like the other trenches in the royal cemetery it was never mapped and does not appear on an aerial photograph. The trench was dug on the same lines as TTE, essentially extending its width, and the only report that shows its southern line is a mention of the location of PG513 within it. This grave rested upon the ruined northwest wall of PG777, which means that TTF must have met TTE at PG777, since the roof of that grave was revealed in TTE. TTF therefore extended the width of TTE to the northwest. The calculated location of TTF crosses over at least the southern end of TTA. This trench had been dug four years prior and had not been overly deep. It would likely have been mostly collapsed by this point, accounting for the somewhat different line of it and the season 5 trenches TTE, TTF, and TTG. While TTE was almost certainly around 4 meters in width as had been previous trial trenches, TTF and TTG may have been wider in order to find more graves. The only indication is the 1930 aerial photograph that shows an extent in the northwest portion of the cemetery that may go as far as 17 meters from the northwest edge of TTE. It is by no means certain, but a trench width of 6-7 meters (twice that of TTE) is suggested for each of TTF and TTG. The first grave to be given a PG number in TTF was PG227. From this point, the sequence of grave numbers is shared between the two trenches, eventually to be supplemented with TTG. (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:39 Page:194 Card -- BM ID:194 Box:39 Page:194 (none)
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