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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)
7578 (none) (none) (none) Pin. Bone. Brown. Perforated below top. [drawing 1:1]
7616 (none) (none) (none) Cylinder seal. Limestone. Grey. Figures faint. 2 rampant lions facing one another; on either side a hero grasps each by the tail. Between the heroes a heavily draped erect deity. Attributes: snake, palm tree? and scorpion?
7617 (none) (none) B16877 Cylinder seal. Marble. White. 4 bulls rampant of which 3 have human heads, bearded and horned. On either side a rampant lion. Grotesque figure with himan body, animal's head, (possibly a donkey's head??) conical headdress and pig tail? grasps one lion by the tail. c. 3000BC
7622 (none) (none) (none) Cylinder seal. Shell. White. Two registers. Above, two seated deities facing one another, worshipper standing between them. Behind the major god a standing attendant. Below: spread eagle and 2 gazelles facing one another.
7658 (none) (none) B16890 Cylinder seal. Marble? White. Hero between two rampant bulls? On either side of bulls a rampant lion. Between the lions a post surmounted by a star.
7678 (none) (none) B16818 Puzuzu. Miniature head. Shell. White. [drawing 1:1]
7685 (none) (none) (none) Pin. Bone. Yellowish. Cock's head? [drawing 1:1]
7902 (none) (none) (none) Comb. Ivory. Most of the teeth broken off short, only the end guard left to show their original length. On both sides of the flat upper part, an engraving of a bull set in a frame of lines and dotted circles. On one side the bull has his tail down. on the other above his back: otherwise, the 2 engravings are similar and show the bull with head lowered to strike. Very fine Phoenician work.
7903 (none) (none) (none) Ivory box lid. Circular. Convex above with line border and central rosette, 12-petalled: rabetted below to fit circular box.
7904 (none) (none) (none) Paint pot. Ivory. In form of sphinx of Phoenico-Assyrian style: the box is an oblong depression between the wings. Indifferent carving, and the wing in poor condition; half of the face of the sphinx missing. [additional notes on back of catalog card follow:] U.6665, correct Pl. reference in Pl.25. Plate 15. Captions wanted. Pl.23 = add catalogue number. Keep Pl.33 but insert the new weapon types. For Pl.34 (new), use metal objects above and 800m ran [last word illegible] types infers. Change Plate numbers 34 (adr[...]) h3. Plate 36, keep number. Plate 35, adr[...], change number h3. Pl.37 (adr[...]) to become a figure in the text. pp.25. Gold to catalogue U.6456, Legrain's [illegible] No.734.
7905 (none) (none) (none) Mirror handle. Ivory. Rounded handle; rectangular tang at top to fit into mirror-socket. [drawing]
7906 (none) (none) (none) Mirror handle. Shell. [drawing]
7907 (none) (none) (none) Kohl stick case. Ivory. Plain tube rounded at base. [CARD MISSING Typed Transcription from British Museum Card]
7908 (none) (none) (none) Kohl stick. Ivory. Rectangular in section, thickening towards the head and then sharpened to point.
7913 (none) (none) (none) Comb. Ivory. White. Fragment. Two rows of teeth; one row has been worn down at an angle. The flat space between the tooth-rows decorated with lines and dotted circles.
7984A (none) (none) (none) [A-B] Pair of cockle-shells. Containing white pigment.
8001A (none) (none) (none) Cockle shells. (A) [A and D] a pair, containing white pigment. (B) single shell containing green pigment. (C) [C and E] a pair containing yellow pigment.
8001C (none) (none) (none) Cockle shells. (A) [A and D] a pair, containing white pigment. (B) single shell containing green pigment. (C) [C and E] a pair containing yellow pigment.
8009 (none) (none) B17622 White shell beads. All small, mostly minute: several thousands of them, with one white spacer.
8013D (none) (none) B16838 [A and B] Two silver bracelets. Made of three twists of wire. To one of these is attached by corrosion an [C] object of silver apparently containing a cockle shell [D]; the cockle shell has in it green pigment and was covered by a silver shell (broken) thus: [drawing] though it is impossible to say whether the shell is really belonging or only accidentally attached. Various beads are also attached by corrosion to the bracelet and also [E] an eye of lapis with white shell filling.
8020A (none) (none) (none) Two squares. [A] One of white bone. [B] One of dark grey stone. Each set with 5 inlay dots, black on the white square, white on the black, thus: [drawing 1:1]
8021 (none) (none) (none) Cuttle-fish bones. Probably for toilet purposes.
8044 (none) (none) (none) Beads Small rings of green glazed frit, A few lapis beads One carnelian One shell
8056A (none) (none) B16882 Cylinder seals of white shell. All in very bad condition. A: 4 animals, the centre two heraldically crossed, and a tree? or man? B: unrecognisable. C: unrecognisable.
8073 (none) (none) (none) Amulet of mother o'pearl Inlaid with 2 spots of lapis of which one has dropped out. [drawing 1:1]

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