This category includes pieces of material used for decorating other objects.
This category includes pieces of inlay for furniture, boxes, other objects whose usage is unclear.
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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)|
|10059||(none)||(none)||(none)||Copper Object Covered with small hollow studs The metal is very thin and was laid over a wooden base of which plentiful traces remained. The shape was difficult to determine, but the studs, etc., covered nearly the whole of one end of the annex though more plentiful on the side next to the coffin. It might have been a shield?|
|10308||(none)||(none)||(none)||Shell Inlay Probably originally set on the butt end of the handle of the copper axe: U.10307. The inlay consists of 1 - hemispherical cap perforated through the middle, 2 rounded nail heads and leaf-shaped fragments [drawing]|
|10437A||(none)||1928,1010.253||(none)||[A-B] Shell Carving 2 pieces found together; floral motive; on one (A) is a tiny lion. Use unknown. [drawing] 1:1 A [drawing] 1:1 B|
|10437B||(none)||(none)||B16753||[A-B] Shell Carving 2 pieces found together; floral motive; on one (A) is a tiny lion. Use unknown. [drawing] 1:1 A [drawing] 1:1 B|
|10438E||(none)||(none)||(none)||Chariot For design in general see notes The various parts are: A. Six lions heads in gold with lapis eyes and chests of lapis and shell. These are fixed to a board-edge. B. Small heads of lions and bulls in gold fixed to the top rail with blue and white inlay between them. C. 2 large panthers heads in silver with lapis eyes. D. 2 small lion heads in silver with inlay chests of shell and lapis; from the front of the chariot: with blue and white inlay between. One head completely destroyed. E. Quantities of inlay|
|10441||(none)||1928,1010.67||(none)||Narrow gold [struck out: undecipherable] edging, three-sided, like the gold edging on the base of the harp: it was found by the side of the box (near side) especially towards the middle of it, and associated with fragments of narrow lapis strips and shell inlay figures: Probably it formed, with the lapis, a frame for the decorative mosaic panel.|
|10442||(none)||(none)||(none)||Mosaic in shell and lapis Part of the decoration of the big box, occupying the middle of the near side. The background is of lapis, the figures shell. All had fallen from their position and in all cases the face of the shell was so decayed that little of the design remains. Most of the design was figures, but there were also bits of purely decorative design. One part of each was sufficiently in situ to be waxed: the rest picked out in fragments.|
|10475||(none)||(none)||B17066||Copper Object ? armour ? But it was apparently nailed into a wooden background. [drawing] Embossed on it two figures of lions and two of men and below, a disk with 8-petalled rosette.|
|10582E||(none)||1928,1010.680||(none)||Contents of Burial 789 D. A. [.1-.2] Pair of large gold lunate earrings. B. Beads of gold, lapis and carnelian rings (double conoids) C. Silver Pin with lapis head D. [.1-.2] Silver earrings, plain wire spiral coils, E. Remains of Mosaic of lapis with very thin gold leaf and 2 ivory bulls legs.|
|12176||(none)||(none)||(none)||Inlay. From a box? Squares & triangles of mother of pearl, red & black stone.|
|12326||(none)||(none)||(none)||Shell inlay. Soldier wearing a helmet and carrying a battle-axe. Hair done up in a chignon at back of head protruding beyond helmet: over left shoulder clothing in shape of a fleece, and under chin a beard; fleece & beard indicated by undulating lines. Head in profile, torso full face. All the incisions originally had black paint. Figure missing below waist- this must have been of some other material. This was found in conjunction with large pieces of slate that had evidently formed the framework to contain shell carvings, cf. Kish plaques. With the slate framework was found a large triangular piece of mother of pearl.|
|12327||(none)||(none)||(none)||Limestone Inlay. Fragment. Bald-headed Sumerian punting a bellum. Same as U.11400.|
|12358A||(none)||1929,1017.100||(none)||Canopy (?) Fragments. (A) The mosaic border of the curved bar. (B) The top bar (?) with gold bands, silver plating, mosaic band and shell rings and studs and (C) Staves with copper spearheads mounted with gold foil.|
|12358D||(none)||1929,1017.103||(none)||Canopy (?) Fragments. (A) The mosaic border of the curved bar. (B) The top bar (?) with gold bands, silver plating, mosaic band and shell rings and studs and (C) Staves with copper spearheads mounted with gold foil.|
|12358E||(none)||1929,1017.104||(none)||Canopy (?) Fragments. (A) The mosaic border of the curved bar. (B) The top bar (?) with gold bands, silver plating, mosaic band and shell rings and studs and (C) Staves with copper spearheads mounted with gold foil.|
|12435B||30-12-484||(none)||(none)||[A] Copper bull's head and shell plaques [B]. From a wooden harp. The head (?) that of a calf rather than a bull is in good condition except that the horns are both damaged: the eyes are of lapis and shell and a triangular piece of lapis is inlaid in the forehead. The collar was of white shell triangles and lapis square. The shell plaques have, above, 3 rows of geometric design, each row on a separate strip of shell: then a figure scene, a single strip of geometrical design, another figure scene and 2 strips of geometrical design at the base. The figure scenes are in the mosaic, the white shell figures silhouetted against a composite background of lapis. In upper, a figure seated left holds in his raised right hand a cup while an attendant stands before him. In lower scene, 2 figures advance right, each with his hands raised and clasped in front of him. All the figures wear the fleeced skirt with a belt which forms a tail-like tassel behind: all are clean shaven as to the face but the standing figure s have a lock of hair hanging down the back of the head.|
|12682||(none)||1929,1017.57||(none)||Shell inlay. Fragment. Engraved with figure of a rampant ibex. In background plants. The engraving is from on a cylindrical plaque ony one section remains. On the back is bitumen evidently used for fixing purposes.|
|139||(none)||(none)||(none)||Lapis lazuli. Fr of inlay. Apparently hair. [drawing 1:1]|
|15803||(none)||(none)||(none)||Inlay. Mother of pearl. Including small animal carvings.|
|16135||31-43-184||(none)||(none)||Stone object. Alabaster. White. Elliptical shaped pierced with 5 circular holes, intercommunicating. [drawing 1:1 plan and elevation]|