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
Commissioned by British Museum / University Museum Expedition to Ur, Iraq, 1928
Current & Past Exhibitions:
Iraq's Ancient Past: Rediscovering Ur's Royal Cemetery ( Oct 2009 - Jun 2010)
[Book] Dorling Kindersley Limited. 2014. History of the World in 1,000 Objects. : Page/Fig./Plate: 20
[Web Site] Iraq's Ancient Past: Rediscovering Ur's Royal Cemetery.
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