String of Beads
Cloak beads from the upper body of the lady Pu-Abi. collar made of triangular lapis lazuli and gold beads and gold and lapis lazuli biconical beads. Four strands below collar of lapiz lazuli, gold and carnelian tube beads. 86 strings run vertically.
-23 lapis and gold beads alternating. Begins and ends with lapis. The 12 lapis are all biconical [closer to squat than to barrel]. The 11 gold beads are all flattened lozenge shaped.
British Museum/University Museum Expedition to Ur, Iraq, 1983
|B17047 || - || Old Museum Number|
|B17055 || - || Old Museum Number|
Current & Past Exhibitions:
Iraq's Ancient Past: Rediscovering Ur's Royal Cemetery ( Oct 2009 - Jun 2010)
[Catalogue] Zettler, Richard L. & Horne, Lee C. 1998. Treasures from the Royal Tombs of Ur. : Page/Fig./Plate: 95
[Catalogue, Exhibition] Aruz, Joan. 2003. Art of the First Cities: The Third Millenium B.C. from the Mediterranean to the Indus. : Page/Fig./Plate: 112
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