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Ram in the Thicket in the British Museum, May 2014

Ram in the Thicket in the British Museum, May 2014
he Ram in the Thicket

Object type: statuette; stand

Museum number: 122200

Title (object): The Ram in the Thicket

Description

Statuette of a goat perched against a bush looking for food; tree is of gold leaf; goat has face and legs of gold leaf; ears of copper-alloy; horns, eyes and shoulder fleece of lapis lazuli; body fleece of white shell; originally mounted on wooden core; pedestal with mosaic decoration in shell and red limestone; tube rising from shoulders indicates that it was used as a support.

Culture/period: Early Dynastic III term details

Date: 2600BC

Production place: Made in: Ur (?);

Findspot: Excavated/Findspot: Royal Cemetery;

Materials wood; silver; shell (white); limestone (red); lapis lazuli; gold

Technique: inlaid

Dimensions
Height: 45.7 centimetres
Width: 30.48 centimetres

Length: 4.5 inches (base)
Width: 2.5 inches (base)

Bibliography
Hall H R 1930a pl. XIX (frontispiece) bibliographic details
Woolley et al 1934a pp.121, 264, pls 87-88, 90 bibliographic details
Barnett & Wiseman 1960a pp.22-23, no. 8 bibliographic details

Excavated by: Sir Leonard Woolley (1928/29)

Acquisition date: 1929

Acquisition notes: Objects allotted to the British Museum from the Ur excavations, season 1928-1929.

Department: Middle East

BM/Big number: 122200

Registration number: 1929,1017.1


Additional IDs: U.12357 (excavation number)


Text from: www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details.aspx?objectId=368265&partId=1

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