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Circumstances of discovery and consolidation in the field described by Woolley (and quoted by Grunfeld) as follows: "The board lay face upwards in the soil. With the decay of the wood the whole of the encrustation of the upper surface had sunk down into the void so left, while the strip-work along the sides remained sticking up above it; this collapse had resulted in the dislocation of much of the fine mosaic border, and the regularity of the surface was disturbed, the shell squares often lying at an angle and the lapis strips overlapping them; further, the end of the larger section had been broken and the three last plaques (all except the corner of that on the left, which was still attached) and the right-hand plaque of the next row lay separated from each other and half an inch or more away from the main board, and the border and edging here had been scattered. It was this broken end that we found first and probably some pieces of the strip edging were overlooked by us; when the presence of the object was recognized we worked along it a square or so at a time, pouring hot wax over it as we went, and finally the whole was secured with waxed cloth and lifted. It has not been taken to pieces and remade. The inside was cleaned and covered with waxed muslin and the cloth and wax removed from the face and then it was placed face downwards on a sheet of glass and by applying heat we were able to push the component parts down into their places; the three loose plaques were replaced in the order in which they were found, but nothing was done to restore the missing part of the border and edging. The red and blue spots inlaid in the shell plaques and petals of the flowers were loose in their sockets when found, but were fixed by the wax poured over them and very few of them have been disturbed and replaced [n. A few floated up in the liquid wax but could be at once pushed down into their holes]". The object was reconstructed by the WAA conservator I G Tremayne following sagging through a build-up of intense heat in the gallery (Report to Trustees 5 July 1961)., Various replica versions, more or less based on the original, have been made and marketed, for instance by BMCompany and Ludibundus (Christmas 1980 sale catalogue).
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Acquisition date :: 1928 ::, Appeared in exhibition :: G56 Early Mesopotamia 2009 onwards ::, Appeared in exhibition :: Highlights/COMPASS ::, Bibliograpic reference :: Aruz J & Wallenfels R 2003a no. 53a, p. 101. ::, Bibliograpic reference :: Barnett R D & Wiseman D J 1960a pp.24-25, no. 9 ::, Bibliograpic reference :: Becker A 2007a ::, Bibliograpic reference :: Du Ry C J 1969a p.57 ::, Bibliograpic reference :: Finkel I L 1995a ::, Bibliograpic reference :: Finkel I L 2007a ::, Bibliograpic reference :: Grunfeld F V 1968a ::, Bibliograpic reference :: Lhôte J-M 2005a ::, Bibliograpic reference :: Marseille 1991 pp.154-55 ::, Bibliograpic reference :: Woolley C L et al 1934a p.276, pl. 95b ::, Component of series :: The Royal Game of Ur ::, Consists of :: shell ::, Consists of :: wood ::, Dimension Height :: 2.40cm ::, Dimension Length :: 30.10cm ::, Dimension Width :: 11.00cm ::, Dimension Width :: 5.70cm :: narrow part of b, Found (in) :: Royal Cemetery ::, Found/Acquired (by) :: Department of Antiquities of Iraq and The British Museum ::, Found/Excavated/Collected (by) :: Woolley, Charles Leonard ::, Object type :: game-board ::, Production (Made in) :: Iraq ::, Production Period / Culture :: Early Dynastic III ::, Production date :: 2600BC-2400BC ::, Subject :: flower :: ?, Uses technique :: inlaid ::
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Exhibited: 2012 28 Nov - 2013 18 Mar, Paris, Musee National du Moyen Age, 'Jeux de la Babylone antique a l'occident medieval' 2006 Jul, BM, Gallery 3 'The Royal Game of Ur' 2003 5 May-17 Aug, New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 'Art of the First Cities' 1991 9 Mar-7 May, Japan, Osaka, National Museum of Art, Treasures of the British Museum, cat. no.14 1991 5 Jan-20 Feb, Japan, Yamaguchi, Prefectural Museum of Art, Treasures of the British Museum, cat. no.14 1990 20 Oct-9 Dec, Japan, Tokyo, Setagaya Art Museum, Treasures of the British Museum, cat. no.14 G56/Early Mesopotamia gallery/case 16. Babylonian Room
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Exhibition label :: G56 Early Mesopotamia 2009 onwards :: The Royal Game of Ur At least six graves in the Royal Cemetery contained a wooden game board inlaid with shell, red limestone and lapis lazuli for the game now known as the Royal Game of Ur. This is an early example of a game that was played all over the ancient Near East for about 3000 years. Early Dynastic III, 2600–2300 BC From grave PG 513, Ur ME 120834 Game and route The game is a race for two players using dice with seven identical pieces each. All playing squares are decorated, but on later boards only the five ‘rosette’ squares are marked. The likely route is suggested on the diagram (left). Pieces are ‘at war’ along the central path but turn off to their own side to exit., Exhibition label :: Highlights/COMPASS :: The Royal Game of Ur From Ur, southern Iraq, about 2600-2400 BC One of the most popular games of the ancient world This game board is one of several with a similar layout found by Leonard Woolley in the Royal Cemetery at Ur. The wood had decayed but the inlay of shell, red limestone and lapis lazuli survived in position so that the original shape could be restored. The board has twenty squares made of shell: Five squares each have flower rosettes, 'eyes', and circled dots. The remaining five squares have various designs of five dots. According to references in ancient documents, two players competed to race their pieces from one end of the board to another. Pieces were allowed on to the board at the beginning only with specific throws of the dice. We also know that rosette spaces were lucky. The gaming pieces for this particular board do not survive. However, some sets of gaming pieces of inlaid shale and shell were excavated at Ur with their boards. The boards appear to have been hollow with the pieces stored inside. Dice, either stick dice or tetrahedral in shape, were also found. Examples of this 'Game of Twenty Squares' date from about 3000 BC to the first millennium AD and are found widely from the eastern Mediterranean and Egypt to India. A version of the Mesopotamian game survived within the Jewish community at Cochin, South India until modern times. You can play the Royal Game of Ur on-line at The British Museum's Mesopotamia website (requires Shockwave). C.L. Woolley and P.R.S. Moorey, Ur of the Chaldees, revised edition (Ithaca, New York, Cornell University Press, 1982) J. Neuberger, 'Visitor's choice', British Museum Magazine: th-13, 4 (Winter 1990), p. 26 C.L. Woolley and others, Ur Excavations, vol. II: The R (London, The British Museum Press, 1934) Height: 2.400 cm Width: 11.000 cm Length: 30.100 cm ME 120834 Room 56: Mesopotamia
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Game-board; wooden; the face is of 20 variously inlaid square shell plaques; edges made of small plaques and strips, some sculptured with an eye and some possibly with rosettes; on the back are three lines of shell triangular ornamental inlays.
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