The Ram in the Thicket
- The Ram in the Thicket
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.
- Made in: Ur (?)
- (Asia,Iraq,South Iraq,Ur (city - archaic))
- Excavated/Findspot: Royal Cemetery
- (Asia,Iraq,South Iraq,Royal Cemetery (Ur))
- Height: 45.7 centimetres
- Width: 30.48 centimetres
- Length: 4.5 inches (base)
- Width: 2.5 inches (base)
On display: G56/dc17
Objects allotted to the British Museum from the Ur excavations, season 1928-1929.
- U.12357 (excavation number)
Statuette of a goat perched against a bush looking for food; tree is of gold leaf; inlaid; goat has face and legs of gold leaf; horns, eyes and shoulder fleece of lapis lazuli; body fleece of white shell; originally mounted on wooden core; silver pedestal with mosaic description in shell, lapis lazuli and red limestone; one of a pair; tube rising from shoulders indicates that it was used to support something; inlaid.
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Object reference number: WCO24763
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