79138
79137
79136
79135
79134
79133
114972
119975
 
Object is on Display
New Search

Helmet

Object Number:
29-22-2
Current Location:
Provenience:
Iraq
Ur
Archaeology Area:
PG 755
Section:
Near Eastern
Materials:
Electrotype
Description:
Electrotype reproduction of gold helemet of Meskalamdug. Hammered up from a single sheet of 18 carat gold with features in relief and details engraved. Into the interior was fitted a quilted cap, fragments of whose cloth and wool stuffing were found. The cloth was brought up on the outside as a protection, and secured by laces passed through holes around the rim. The ears are pierced to allow hearing.

Original in Baghdad. U.10000
Height:
22.7cm
Length:
27cm
Width:
21cm
Credit Line:
Commissioned by British Museum / University Museum Expedition to Ur, Iraq

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Iraq's Ancient Past: Rediscovering Ur's Royal Cemetery ( Oct 2009 - Jun 2010)
View Objects in this Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Dorling Kindersley Limited. 2014. History of the World in 1,000 Objects. : Page/Fig./Plate: 20
View Objects cited in this Publication

You may also be interested in these objects:



See a problem? Let us know online.collections@pennmuseum.org

Select objects to add to My Finds list using



Clear List Next - View List
My Finds