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Object U Number Museum Number (UPM Date Reg Number) Museum Number (BM Registration Number) Museum Number (UPM B-number) Description (Catalog Card)
33 (none) (none) (none) Bone scraper. Broken. [drawing 1:1]
38 (none) (none) (none) Shell. Cut to form a drip-spoon or ladle. [drawing]
71 (none) (none) (none) Bone handle(?) As if for a small surgical (?/ instrument decorated with incised lines and dots, pierced longitudinally. [drawing 1:1]
112 (none) (none) (none) Eye for a statue. Core of shell, cut to shape, with hollow to take eyeball inlay.
130 (none) (none) (none) Cylinder seal. Shell core. One side badly chipped. Subject: 2 figs approaching a seated god: 2 columns of inscription.
136 (none) (none) (none) Frs of Ivory box-lid. Fitting together. Flat ivory, plain above, below a projecting rim all round.
142 (none) (none) (none) White shell cylinder seal. 2 animals? Very poor and worn specimen.
168 (none) (none) (none) Bone stylus (?) Broken into 3 pieces, and the point missing.
177A (none) (none) (none) [A-F, narrative lists 3 but specifies A-F] 3 fragments of -ivory-[crossed out] shell. In the shape of a -bull's- [crossed out] lion's leg (?) The drilled holes show traces of bronze probably for attaching the ivory to some kind of base. U.177E is full length 0128 l. [drawing1:1]
233 (none) (none) (none) Shell amulet. in form of demon's head. [drawing 1:1]
314 (none) (none) (none) Ivory comb. Frs of : the top decorated with str lines and zigzags.
412 (none) (none) (none) Shell amulet. Human face, full front: rough cut. [drawing 1:1]
456 (none) (none) B15241 Gold Figure and Pin. Figurine H. 0062., of thin gold on a core which has perished: female figure with hands clasped below breasts. Hair in vertical curls over forehead and coming down on shoulders in a heavy mass waved horizontally: features heavy showing Sumerian tradition. Edges of drapery not indicated. Below the waist the body is simply columnar with a raised rim edge where the feet should be. This was apparently mounted on a gold-plated wooden stick, 0.123 long., tapering downwards (c.f. Ephesus ivories). The metal and part of the wood remain.
485 (none) (none) B15278 Ivory box-lid. Circular, rebated below to fit onto the top of a vase (U.476?): the upper surface decorated with concentric circles and radiating lines lightly incised, the lower similarly decorated.
500K (none) (none) (none) A quantity of beads in different varieties of stone and of different shapes, all found together and in confusion (see notes) with U.456 and other metal objects now restrung and composed into the following strins:- (1260 beads in all) - (A) 44 carnelian beads [drawing], 10 malachite beads, ball or scaraboid, and plain machite cylinder. (B) 36 beads, lentoids of banded agate, banded agate discoids, and small cat's eyes. (C) 60 carnelian [drawing], 8 banded agate lentoids, 4 large ovoids, flat, of chalcedony, amethystine quartz and agate. (D) 90 carnelian spheroids, 12 banded agate lentoids, discoids and lentoids of amethystine quartz and malachite, large, 6 in all. (E) 24 carnelian bugles or barrels, 30 carnelian [drawing], 2 ditto discoids, flat, 2 oblong agate plaques, and U.499 strung on as centerpiece. (F) 72 carnelian speroids and two double cat's eyes, strung as a double bracelet. (G) Amethyst, 24 [drawing], and 2 cylinders. (H) Carnelian: 44 lentoids, 1 bugle with separate caps, 1 bugle with acid whitened pattern and 2 pendants. (J) Carnelian: 12 scaraboids, 12 lentoids and 48 small spheroids (K) Bone pendant, jasper cone-topped ovoid, spacers of chalcedony, carnelian, sardonyx, cat's eye, jadeite, lapis and banded agate and paste, 22 in all, 6 carnelian bugles and small carnelians, in all 206. (L) 38 carnelian spheroids of [drawing], 8 lentoids of banded agate, 1 ditto cylinder, 1 sardonyx cylinder, 8 ovoids flattened of chalcedony and agate and one imitation cat's eye in chalcedony and carnelian. (M) 108 spacers of carnelian [drawing], 35 agate lentoids, 1 large ball carnelian. (N) 90 carnelian spacers [drawing] or spheroid, 15 barrel or lentoids of banded agate or sardonyx, 2 agate cone-topped flat ovoids and 1 cat's eye disk (O) 20 lentoids or barrels of banded agate, 13 ditto ball beads and 2 humped-back ditto. (P) 67 carnelian beads [drawing] and 66 lapis lazuli beads of varying types.
516 (none) (none) (none) Shell inlay, eye of a small statue: the shell gives the iris, the eyeball was of a different material.
601 (none) (none) (none) Shell carving. Fragmentary= [below] the Lagash(?) eagle, outstretched. The head, which was made separately, is missing, also tip of right wing, + left leg. Very beautiful work, intended for inlay. [drawing 1:1]
671 (none) (none) (none) Bone handle. Decorated with an incised guilloche pattern. [drawing 1:1]
672D (none) (none) (none) [underlined] Beads. A large collection, re-strung on such evidence as could be obtained from the burial. See field notes A. Carnelian ball beads, 41 in all. B. Lentoids and carnelian, agate, lapis, hematite + glass paste, 42 in all. C. Small beads, ball, discoid, etc., in carnelian, crystal, lapis, amethystine quartz, black stone + paste. D. Very large lentoid + barrel beads in stone + paste, 1 paste cylinder seal roughly engraved with a man left shooting at a winged griffon. (in regular Deri Huzuh style), a cylinder seal of black steatite sketchily engraved but defaced, another with seated divine figure right and standing adorant left and one column inscription, also very poor work: also shell disk beads: large beads etc... in all 33, shell disks, 167. E. Small carnelian spacers, with small beads of various shapes in glass paste, frit, pebble, stone, etc. F. Mixed lot of beads in stone and paste.
674 (none) (none) (none) Bone inlay. A quantity of pieces, square rosettes, etc, clearly from a box of which the wood has wholly perished.
676B (none) (none) (none) Set of beads. (A) Large in very light-colored carnelian? =P252 [drawing] (B) String of mixed beads some paste and glass (most of the last broken) and shell center-pieces, with dotted ornament. =P52 [drawing 1:1]
785 (none) (none) B15277 Ivory comb. Broken. Period, Nebuchadrezzar. [drawing 1:1]
786 (none) (none) (none) Ivory comb. Fragments of Like U.785 but without rosettes.
792 (none) (none) (none) Shell rings. 28 in all, some only half-made from the shell core, some complete. All found together about 1.5m down against the outer face of the boundary wall of E-NUN-MAH. SW side near W. corner.
826A (none) (none) (none) [A-M] Shell rings (13). Found with the stone pots, etc.

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Antler - Bitumen - Bone - Leather - Reed - Shell - Textiles - Tooth - Wood - Plants