Description (Catalog Card): Terracotta relief. Moulded Woman suckling a child. In whitish drab clay. Poor work, proportions bad: surface weathered. [drawing 1:1]2     
Find Context (Catalog Card): Cemetery X, in loose soil     
Material (Catalog Card): Clay3     
Measurement (Catalog Card): [L.66mm, W.46mm based on 1:1 drawing]     
U Number: 809     
Museum: British Museum      
Object Type: Figural Objects >> Figurines >> Anthropomorphic      
Season Number: 01: 1922-1923      
Description (Modern): Relief plaque, nude, seated woman & child     
Description (Modern): Baked clay figure of woman and child; moulded; in relief; on plaque; bottom slightly flattened; thin smoothed edge; nude woman sits cross-legged, holding a child on her lap; large child suckles at left breast; she sits on a platform (in this case mostly broken away) with her head tilted forward; has a pointed chin; there is a line and narrow border where the mould finished and the background was not completely cut away.1     
Material: Inorganic Remains >> Clay >> Fired >> Terracotta      
Material: Inorganic Remains >> Clay      
Museum Number (BM Big Number): 116518     
Museum Number (BM Registration Number): 1923,1110.107     
Measurement (Weight): 441     
Measurement (Height): 711     Broken at waist.
Measurement (Width): 431     Width across shoulders
Measurement (Thickness): 251     Thickness across chest
Measurement (Height): 261     Height of child
[1] Data collected by British Museum research team.
[2] Woolley's description
[3] Material as described by Woolley

Locations: 809 | 1923,1110.107 Export: JSON - XML - CSV

Location Context Title Context Description Description (Modern)
Cemetery X Season 1 catalog cards contain the context location Cemetery X referring to late period (Persian and Neo-Babylonian) graves discovered along (or just northwest of) the northwest temenos wall. Originally believed to be a late period cemetery (along with cemeteries Y and Z nearby), it was eventually found that the graves lying near the surface here were originally located beneath the floors of domestic space that had almost completely denuded. Contextual information from later seasons indicate this area of houses and graves with the abbreviation XNCF, meaning northeast of the Nebuchadnezzar Corner Fort. Some of the material in this later explored area is as early as the Kassite period. (none)
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Media: 809 | 1923,1110.107 Export: JSON - XML - CSV

Media Media Title Title Label Author Omeka Label
British Museum Photo Negatives British Museum Photo Negatives (none) (none) (none)
Clay Figurines of Babylonia and Assyria Clay Figurines of Babylonia and Assyria 1930 Elizabeth Douglas Van Buren (none)
Excavations at Ur of the Chaldees Excavations at Ur of the Chaldees 1923 Woolley, C. L. (none)
Field Photographs Field Photographs (none) (none) (none)
Leon Legrain Note Card Leon Legrain Note Card (none) (none) (none)
Woolley's Catalog Cards Woolley's Catalog Cards Card -- BM ID:194 Box:24 Page:59 Card -- BM ID:194 Box:24 Page:59 (none)
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