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1. Overview

Roster Date Author Record
Category 2008-07-19 sNP clay artifact [Input file: S720SNP.j]
Best definition 2008-07-19 !! figurine [Input file: S720SNP.j]
Best image 2009-10-01 jW [Input file: TX01JW.j]

2. Identification


Roster Date Author Record
Definition 2008-07-19 sNP figurine [Input file: S720SNP.j]
Description (summary) 2008-07-19 sNP figurine of the anterior part of the body of an animal, perhaps an ox; just the part between the neck and the legs remains. Decorative strokes on the front. The throat juts out significantly, suggesting an identification with an ox. See also item Z1.589. [Input file: S720SNP.j]

3. Stratigraphy

Volumetric Localization

Roster Date Author Record
Locus 2008-07-17 sNP k44 [Input file: T323JW.j]
Relays (applicable to elements) 2008-07-17 dl 115 (43978 45533 - 9282 / Relay location: center) [Input file: S719MO3R.j]

Contact Association

Roster Date Author Record
Type of contact: contemporary events/movable items 2008-07-17 sNP i9 (figurine) sits in f18 (topsoil) [Input file: T323JW.j]

Spatial Aggregation

Roster Date Author Record
Q-lot with which item is associated 2008-07-17 sNP 26 [Input file: T323JW.j]

Time Sequencing

Roster Date Author Record
Stratum (to which element belongs) 2012-10-16 !! s20J5B (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 2008-07-19 sNP 4.99 [Input file: S720SNP.j]
Length 2008-07-19 sNP 4.89 [Input file: S720SNP.j]
Width 2 or diameter of body 2008-07-19 sNP 4.48 [Input file: S720SNP.j]

Items Field Record

Roster Date Author Record
Field definition 2008-07-17 sNP fg [Input file: T323JW.j]
Field height 2008-07-17 sNP 4.9 [Input file: T323JW.j]
Field length 2008-07-17 sNP 3.8 [Input file: T323JW.j]
Field width 2 2008-07-17 sNP 3.6 [Input file: T323JW.j]
Field ware or material 2008-07-17 sNP st [Input file: T323JW.j]
Field color 2008-07-17 sNP brownish grey [Input file: T323JW.j]
Notes on field record 2008-07-17 sNP possibly a figurine fragment [Input file: T323JW.j]


Roster Date Author Record
Ware or Material, species 2008-07-19 sNP clay [Input file: S720SNP.j]
Color 2008-07-19 sNP very pale brown [Input file: S720SNP.j]
Color number (Munsell) 2008-07-19 sNP 10YR 7/4 [Input file: S720SNP.j]
Condition 2008-07-19 sNP fragmented [Input file: S720SNP.j]
Notes on items 2014-03-30 rAH    The orientation of this object is completely problematic. It is not possible to reconstruct a viable orientation and analysis without having the actual object in front of one. There is no basis for considering the object to be an "ox," as the excavator surmises. There is no decoration at all on this object. Certain anatomical details have been delineated by deep incisions. That the "throat juts out significantly" is not a basis for considering the object as Bos. Any number of species can display a prominent breast ridge, not just cattle.
   This object, as well as several others, raises the question: "Why are the figurines recovered in J5 so fragmented?" It is true that depositional action takes its toll. These representations, however, are so damaged as to obscure all but one or two diagnostic details. As a first observation, we might note that the function -- or the life history of these objects -- is different than the function of the figurines found in the royal storehouse. This is not to say that function is equivalent to life history; but rather that the function of these objects dictates a different path of action and results in their fragmentary recovery. [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]