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1. Overview

Roster Date Author Record
Category 2008-07-15 sNP clay artifact [Input file: S715SNP.j]
Best definition 2008-07-15 !! figurine [Input file: S715SNP.j]
Best image 2009-10-01 jW [Input file: TX01JW.j]

2. Identification


Roster Date Author Record
Definition 2008-07-15 sNP figurine [Input file: S715SNP.j]
Description (summary) 2008-07-15 sNP body of a small animal figurine, possibly a sheep (g. ovis type II). the hooves and the head are lost. Remains of the tail in the posterior part. [Input file: S715SNP.j]

3. Stratigraphy

Volumetric Localization

Roster Date Author Record
Locus 2008-07-15 dL k24 [Input file: T323JW.j]
Relays (applicable to elements) 2008-07-15 mO 76 (43722 46305 - 9212 / Relay location: center) [Input file: S715MO-R.j]

Contact Association

Roster Date Author Record
Type of contact: contemporary events/movable items 2008-07-15 dL i5 (figurine) sits in f7 (accumulation D) [Input file: T323JW.j]

Spatial Aggregation

Roster Date Author Record
Q-lot with which item is associated 2008-07-15 dL 12 [Input file: T323JW.j]

Time Sequencing

Roster Date Author Record
Stratum (to which element belongs) 2012-10-16 !! s30J5B (Buildup under topsoil) [Input file: WX16JW.j]
Phase (to which element belongs) 2012-10-16 !! h9mJ5B [Input file: WX16JW.j]

4. Typology


Roster Date Author Record
Height 2008-07-15 sNP 2.91 [Input file: S715SNP.j]
Length 2008-07-15 sNP 4.70 [Input file: S715SNP.j]
Width 2 or diameter of body 2008-07-15 sNP 2.67 [Input file: S715SNP.j]

Items Field Record

Roster Date Author Record
Field definition 2008-07-15 dL fg [Input file: T323JW.j]
Field height 2008-07-15 dL 5.2 [Input file: T323JW.j]
Field length 2008-07-15 dL 3.4 [Input file: T323JW.j]
Field width 2 2008-07-15 dL 2.6 [Input file: T323JW.j]
Field ware or material 2008-07-15 dL cl [Input file: T323JW.j]
Notes on field record 2008-07-15 dL body of an animal figurine [Input file: T323JW.j]


Roster Date Author Record
Ware or Material, species 2008-07-15 sNP clay [Input file: S715SNP.j]
Color 2008-07-15 sNP brownish yellow [Input file: S715SNP.j]
Condition 2008-07-15 sNP broken (just body is preserved) [Input file: S715SNP.j]
Notes on items 2014-03-30 rAH    This figurine sits in the same accumulation as figurine i1 in K24. There are inaccuracies in the description by the excavator. Corrections should be made to the global record, specifically the references to species, and the tail. Not all the exemplars of animals at Urkesh have "paws."
   As there is no dorsal view, it is difficult to ascertain the actual proportions of forequarters to torso to hindquarters. The other views correspond, at least roughly, to exemplars in the AK corpus, (although I am taking it on faith that the median of view V21d4507 is the right median plane), so then this figurine can be compared to the same view of Bos 6.
    As it is, there is no particular order to the manner in which the photographs are displayed. In this case, the animal would appear to be Bos, as I surmise the proportion forequarters to torso to hindquarters is 1:1:1. The shallow rise from buttocks to back to neck would seem to substantiate this view. The caudal view is to be compared with Bos 10 and Bos 206. The forward thrust of the forelegs (as I take them) conforms in angle to the TYPE. Further diagnostic details cannot really be read from the photographic record.
   That this figurine sits in the same accumulation as i1 gives me pause. Can we assume that there is in fact, a telling relationship between this artifact and its context? If this animal is not, then, an offering, we may recall the Ishar-Beli sealing and see the presence of these two different species in the same situation as a possible reference to the process of domestication, so successfully applied at Urkesh. That this process is thus commemorated on the way to visit a god is significantThis figurine sits in the same accumulation as figurine i1 in K24. [Input file: Y401JW.j]

6. Reference

Analogical Record

Roster Date Author Record
Photo of individual elements (studio)

2021-10-13 !!! [Input file: J05_VWX.j]

2021-10-13 !!! [Input file: J05_VWX.j]

2021-10-13 !!! [Input file: J05_VWX.j]

2021-10-13 !!! [Input file: J05_VWX.j]
View/drawing of item

2009-03-23 jW [Input file: T323JW1.j]


Roster Date Author Record
Notes on disposition 2008-08-28 sNP status of drawing not verified as of U216 [Input file: S828SNP.j]
2009-10-17 jW Sighted by jW in Special Objects Room on Tx03 [Input file: TX17JW.j]