A16.172

File: /MZ/A/A16/D/I/0172.HTM
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Labeling/Designation
Category 2002-9-25!! clay artifacts [Input file: -MX12-99.J / -MX12-99.-J]
Definition 2002-9-25aP seal impression [Input file: -MX12-99.J / -MX12-99.-J]
Best image
Best Image 2007-7-19sg
L_V15d4589 A16.172 M929 gg si.jpg

Description/Count
Description 2002-9-27sB large piece, possibly whole seal impression; 3 rolling on 3 faces, animal lines in 2 register [Input file: N304LR.J / N304LR.-J]
2002-10-12fLP rim impression visible with two large cord impressions (leather?) present [Input file: MX12FLP.J / MX12FLP.-J]

Volumetric localization
Locus 2002-9-25aP k205 [Input file: -MX12-99.J / -MX12-99.-J]
Relays 2002-9-23fAB 449 (41993 37936 - 8423 / Relay location: bottom of si) [Input file: R7QFAB1R.J / R7QFAB1R.-J]
Method of measurement 2002-10-12fLP measured with largest visible rolling at bottom and at a 45-degree angle-figures are upright [Input file: MX12FLP.J / MX12FLP.-J]

Contact association
Type of contact: Earliest events 2002-9-25aP i172 sits in f289 (fi) [Input file: -MX12-99.J / -MX12-99.-J]

Spatial aggregation
Aggregate 2000-12-18!! a22 [Input file: A-CUMUL.J / A-CUMUL.-J]
Nature 2002-9-25aP associated q-lot: 887 [Input file: -MX12-99.J / -MX12-99.-J]

Time sequencing
Stratum to which element belongs 2006-10-10!! s330AAH [Input file: S-CUMUL.J / S-CUMUL.-J]
Phase to which stratum belongs 2006-10-10!! h5hAAH [Input file: S-CUMUL.J / S-CUMUL.-J]

Measurements
Height 2002-10-12fLP 4.15 [Input file: MX12FLP.J / MX12FLP.-J]
Length 2002-10-12fLP 3.4 [Input file: MX12FLP.J / MX12FLP.-J]
Thickness 2002-10-12fLP 2.5 [Input file: MX12FLP.J / MX12FLP.-J]

Descriptive
Ware/Material 2002-9-27sB clay [Input file: MX05SB.J / MX05SB.-J]
Color definition 2002-10-12fLP outside-pinkish grey inside-light brown [Input file: MX12FLP.J / MX12FLP.-J]
Color number 2002-10-12fLP inside-7.5YR 6/4 [Input file: MX12FLP.J / MX12FLP.-J]
2002-10-12fLP outside-7.5YR 7/2 [Input file: MX12FLP.J / MX12FLP.-J]
Preservation 2002-9-27sB large piece, possibly whole si [Input file: MX05SB.J / MX05SB.-J]
Iconographic Description 2002-10-12fLP (continue) The suckling duo is represented in whole and follows, or at least stands behind, a nude, human figure (sex is unidentifiable) facing right with well defined musculature in his/her legs and left buttock. He/she is the largest figure in the seal and his/her body crosses the ladder-like partition to stand in both registers. A mound obscures his/her upper body, possibly to mask a hole in the seal in antiquity. Preceding this human figure are the hindquarters of an animal, presumably the dog as the leg musculature and the dimensions match that of the dog represented in whole in the second rolling. These hindquarters are slightly flattened by thumbprints. The head is missing, so we can only assume that this figure is the same dog represented nipping at the tail of the suckling ewe. Above these figures is the ladder-like partition. On the upper register on the far left side of the rolling, above the head of the dog, are two legs and the head of a goat with a well-defined beard. It follows another animal with a clearly defined belly, decorated so as to indicate a coat of fur or hide. On the right side of the human figure, on the upper register, is the same unintelligible object in the second rolling above the whole dog. The most logical assumption is that this unclear object is the repetition of the goat with the beard as he is depicted above the dog. If this is true, then we have the seal and its asymmetrical iconography in its entirety. [Input file: MX12FLP.J / MX12FLP.-J]
2002-10-12fLP This seal-impressed object contains three separate rollings of the same seal. The first rolling, at the top of the object, is the smallest and only depicts part of the head of a dog, which nips at the tail of a suckling ewe. Its head is clearly represented, but its facial features are obscured. Only the hindquarters of the ewe are seen with part of the head of the suckling young. Above these figures is a ladder-like partition dividing this lower register from an upper register. It consists of alternating diagonals creating triangles between two straight lines above and below. Only part of this divider is depicted. The second rolling, below the uppermost rolling, reveals more of the figures and the ladder-like partition. Half of the suckling couple is represented and the dog nipping at the ewe's tail is seen in whole. It has a stubbed tail and a saddle-bag section of the torso. Again, its facial features are unclear. The register divider is clear and separates the lower figures from one/two figure/s in the upper register. These figures are unclear. The third rolling, the largest of all three rollings, is on the bottom-most section of the object. Again, the dog with the open mouth is present, and here its facial features are distinguishable. [Input file: MX12FLP.J / MX12FLP.-J]

Conservation
Needs 2002-9-27sB light reddish clay, finished face well preserved, weaker along breaks in the back [Input file: MX05SB.J / MX05SB.-J]
Results 2002-9-27sB consolidated the breaks, cleaned [Input file: MX05SB.J / MX05SB.-J]
N99.NConserv 2002-9-27sB 3 rolling on 3 faces, animal lines in 2 register [Input file: MX05SB.J / MX05SB.-J]

Analogical record
Photo of constituent

L_V15d4587

M929 gG

L_V15d4588

M929 gG

L_V15d4589

M929 gG

L_V15e5007

Mx14 fAB
Photo of constituent

L_V15e5008

Mx14 fAB

L_V15e5009

Mx14 fAB

L_V15e5010

Mx14 fAB

L_V15e5011

Mx14 fAB
Photo of constituent

L_V15e5012

Mx14 fAB

L_V15e5013

Mx14 fAB

L_V15e5014

Mx14 fAB

L_V15e5015

Mx14 fAB
Photo of constituent

L_V15e5016

Mx14 fAB

L_V15e5017

Mx14 fAB

L_V15e5018

Mx14 fAB

L_V15e5019

Mx14 fAB
Photo of constituent

L_V15e5020

Mx14 fAB

L_V15e5021

Mx14 fAB

L_V15e5022

Mx14 fAB

L_V15e5023

Mx14 fAB
Photo of constituent

L_V15e5024

Mx14 fAB

L_V15e5025

Mx14 fAB

L_V16d5011

N802 gG
Drawing of constituent

L_W15d4622

Mx06 fK

L_W15d4623

Mx06 fK

L_W15d4624

Mx06 fK

L_W15d4631

Mx06 fK
Reference to Plot 2012-3-22lC p0011 [Input file: W322LC.J / W322LC.-J]

Disposition
Storage 2002-9-27sB to mKB [Input file: MX05SB.J / MX05SB.-J]