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The Ram in the Thicket

  • Object type

  • 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; 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 as a support; inlaid.

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 2600BC
  • Production place

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • 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
  • Location

    G56/dc17

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • 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)
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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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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