This category, includes items that are used in building, either between blocks or on walls.  Mortar is a paste (usually a mixture of lime, or gypsum plaster with sand and water) that hardens and is used in masonry or plastering.

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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)
(none) (none) 1927,0527.212 (none) (none)
(none) (none) 1927,0527.213 (none) (none)
(none) (none) 1927,0527.214 (none) (none)
(none) (none) 1927,0527.215 (none) (none)
(none) (none) 1927,0527.217 (none) (none)
(none) (none) 1927,0527.219 (none) (none)
(none) (none) 0000,0000.9 (none) (none)
(none) (none) 0000,0000.15 (none) (none)
(none) (none) 0000,0000.12 (none) (none)
(none) (none) 0000,0000.11 (none) (none)
10479 (none) 1928,1010.159 (none) Plaster Cast Of a hole in the ground above the box in PG 800: the hole was vertical and showed traces of wood: the upper part had been cut away and only the lower part was cast. It seems to have been a wooden wand which was carved to represent a snake coiled around the staff.
12776D (none) (none) (none) Group of objects: (A) Small fragment of obsidian vase. (B) [.1-.6] 3 long clay bugles, imitation of beads cut from core of shell. (C) Obsidian chip. (D) Jar - stopper of mud and lime, circular, one face flat, one convex, with rough incisions on flat face, perhaps accidental. (E) [.1-.2] Fragment of terracotta figure perhaps the head of a dragon (?). [Drawing] (F) Clay object, flat, with incised holes. (G) [.1-.6] Five fragments of clay jar sealings with seal impressions : all have rows of animals in wooded or rocky country. (H) [.1-.26] Pottery fragments 1) Plum red and back decoration on light ground: 2 examples. 2) Red decoration on light ground and other fragments. Not in catalog of Vol. IV.
1551B (none) (none) B15666 Mould. Fragment, waist downwards only. Yellow clay. Female figure, nude, with object at right hand.
16425 (none) (none) (none) Statue. White limestone; broken in half but complete. The eyes inlaid with lapis, brown-painted shell and steatite, the nose of plaster, yellow paint on top of head. Female figure, standing rigid, the hands clasped in front of the body; she wears a long garment with 7 pleated flounces reaching to the ground, the arms hiden by the second flounce with seems to be a short cape. Two long tresses of hair hang down in front over the shoulders, the rest of the hair hangs down behind in a heavy square-cut netting. A bandeau passes across the forehead and also it rises a flat sharp-edged disk marked by criss-cross lines. It is painted yellow & may represent the (early) gold ribbon headdress; in the top of it at the back are 3 holes in which must have been stuck hed ornaments after the fashion of the (early) comos. The ears are pierced for metal ear0ring. The nose (perhaps because the original had been broken off(?) was made separately; there was a deep slot to fasten it on; one half of the nose modeled in plaster (out in bad condition & mishappen) was found and has been provisionally attacked. The figure is extraordinarily ugly, and the workmanship is flaccid and mechanical.
17865 (none) (none) (none) Head of Statue. White limestone. Female, very coarse and ugly work. The eyees are inlaid. The hair on top of the head was in a different material and was fixed on by a copper peg part of which remains in a hole in the crown : the ears are pierced to take earrings. The figure is broken away under the chin and just across the shoulders: enough of the latter is left to show that it was a draped figure. The statue had been broken in antiquity and mended with bitumen. Kassite.
17898 (none) (none) (none) Beads. Mixed lot, off many shapes and materials, found in or just below the floor of an early Neo-Babylonian level and presumably of that date, though some may well be old beads re-used. Shapes include ball, ring, cylinder, rhomboid, diamond, date shaped, elliptical, polygonal, double conoid, poppyseed, chisel, pear pendant, one miniature celt. Materials include carnelian, marble, steatite, sard, calcite, quartz, amethyst, agate, mother of pearl, shell, glazed frit, limestone (?), granite, hematite, crystal.
19191 35-1-1 (none) (none) Cylinder seal. Shell. With rings of steatite inset at the two ends. Heroes fighting animals. (somewhat decayed).
8997 (none) (none) (none) Shell roundel. With 8-pointed star rosette engraved on the convex surface, the petals originally inlaid with red and blue, but the inlay missing. The shell is mounted on a disk of red limestone.
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