String of Beads
Out on loan
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.
-37 lapis and carnelian beads.The 28 lapis beads are all small balls/ovals. The 9 carnelian beads are all long--one is a barrel, the rest are biconical of various degrees. The pattern is two lapis beads, followed by the alternating pattern of carnelian and three lapis beads, until it ends in two lapis.
British Museum/University Museum Expedition to Ur, Iraq
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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