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Lyre

Object Number:
30-12-253
Current Location:
Iraq's Ancient Past
Provenience:
Iraq
Ur
Archaeology Area:
Ur - PG 1237
Locus:
PG 1237
Section:
Near Eastern
Materials:
Silver
Description:
CBS Register: silver harp, boat shaped, decorated with silver stag in round, amid copper plants.
Woolley field notes: "Harp of silver throughout [;] the body is boat-shaped and the front upright is supported by a silver statue of a stag 070 high, its forefeet resting in the crook of a long-stemmed arrow-leafed plant which rises up on each side of the head (this is copper).

3 samples found in Sam Nash's cabinets and dessicators.
Credit Line:
British Museum/University Museum Expedition to Ur, Iraq
Other Number:
U.12355   -   Field No SF
B17972   -   Old Museum Number

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Iraq's Ancient Past: Rediscovering Ur's Royal Cemetery ( Oct 2009 - Jun 2010)
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Bibliography:

[Book] de Schauensee, Maude. 2002. Two Lyres from Ur. 125.
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