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Wreath

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Object Number:
B17709
Current Location:
Collections storage
Provenience:
Iraq
Ur
Archaeology Area:
PG 800
Section:
Near Eastern
Materials:
Gold
Lapis
Carnelian
Description:
CBS Register: Queen Shubad's headdress. second crown. 18 gold leaves. tips of carnelian, 2 strings of lapis and carnelian. gold comb CBS 16693
-One of Queen Puabi's wreaths. There are 18 gold leaves, separated by two strands of carnelian and lapis beads. Each leaf is tipped in a carnelian ring [one is missing] and is one piece of gold hammered out so that the attachment section folds over itself into four loops, which serves as a double joiner for those two strands of beads--only the top and bottom holes are used . The pattern begins and ends with a gold leaf, and for the beads between each leaf the pattern is one small carnelian ring, a barrel lapis, a carnelian ring, a barrel laps, and ending with a carnelian ring. After the eight leaf, from the right, when placed upright, the pattern breaks as the first two carnelian rings are missing. There are a total of 100 carnelian beads, not including the 17 at the tips, and 68 lapis beads.
Length:
74.4cm
Width:
8.4cm
Depth:
0.8cm
Other Number:
U.10935b   -   Field No SF

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Ancient Mesopotamia: The Royal Tombs of Ur (1983 - 1998)
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Iraq's Ancient Past: Rediscovering Ur's Royal Cemetery ( Oct 2009 - Jun 2010)
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Bibliography:

[Book] Roaf, Michael. 1990. Cultural Atlas of Mesopotamia and the Ancient Near East. 238. : Page/Fig./Plate: 93
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[Book] Quick, Jennifer. 2004. Magnificent Objects from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: 147
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[Catalogue] Zettler, Richard L. & Horne, Lee C. 1998. Treasures from the Royal Tombs of Ur. : Page/Fig./Plate: 90
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[Catalogue, Exhibition] Aruz, Joan. 2003. Art of the First Cities: The Third Millenium B.C. from the Mediterranean to the Indus. : Page/Fig./Plate: 110-111
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[Book] Dorling Kindersley Limited. 2014. History of the World in 1,000 Objects. : Page/Fig./Plate: 25
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