Description (Catalog Card): Carnelian cylinder seal. Archer in chariot driving rt. shoots at kneeling archer l. Late style with a good deal of drill point work, but not bad. ? 8th century.2     
Find Context (Catalog Card): Found near W. corner TTB in hard packed soil 1.40m below foundations of drain. (contribution of Nebuchadnezzar) [the following appears to be derived from a later note] E-nun-mah NW of Rooms 23 and 24.     
Material (Catalog Card): Carnelian3     
Measurement (Catalog Card): l. 0025     
U Number: 775     
Object Type: Seals, Stamps, and Sealings >> Cylinder Seals      
Museum: University of Pennsylvania Museum      
Season Number: 01: 1922-1923      
Description (Modern): Cylinder seal, carnelian. Archer in chariot. UE X: Assyrian chariot with the archer shooting while the driver holds the reins of the galloping horses. The enemy bowman shoots from the ground. He is down on one knee, the other leg being raised against the horses' legs. The wheels have six spokes. There is a flagpole and a lion's mask at the back of the chariot, and star and crescent in the sky. Carnelian cylinder.     
Material: Inorganic Remains >> Stones and Minerals >> Mineral >> Semi-precious >> Chalcedony >> Carnelian      
Museum Number (UPM B-number): B15248     
Measurement (X): 25     
Measurement (Y): 10     
[1] crouched/kneeling
[2] Woolley's description
[3] Material as described by Woolley

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Location Context Title Context Description Description (Modern)
TTB TTB is shorthand for Trial Trench B, one of two trenches excavated in Woolley's first season at Ur in 1922. This one was about 4 meters wide by about 60 meters long and ended up almost entirely within the e-nun-mah, a building that went through many forms over the centuries. The trench was expanded to reveal the building and extra abbreviations were added to it to indicate portions, roughly in directional notation from the main trench. The trench cut the building close to the west corner and TTB.W became the abbreviation for this area beyond the trench itself. TTB.SS and TTB.ES covered the larger area to the south and east. The abbreviation ES was then used in later seasons to refer to the majority of the building and a small portion of the area to the south of it. The enunmah itself was a complicated structure that seems to have changed function from storeroom (originally called the ganunmah) to temple through its long history. Woolley began assigning room numbers within the abbreviation TTB, but these excavation room numbers do not correlate precisely with the published room numbers. (none)
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Media Media Title Title Label Author Omeka Label
Ur Excavations VI; The Ur III Period Ur Excavations VI; The Ur III Period 1974 Woolley, Leonard (none)
Ur Excavations X; Seal Cylinders Ur Excavations X; Seal Cylinders 1951 Legrain, Leon, and Woolley, Leonard (none)
Woolley's Catalog Cards Woolley's Catalog Cards Card -- BM ID:194 Box:24 Page:25 Card -- BM ID:194 Box:24 Page:25 (none)
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