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String of Beads

Cape (clothing)

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Archaeology Area:
PG 800
Date Made:
2650-2550 BC
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Near Eastern
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.
-33 alternating lapis and carnelian beads, beginning and ending with lapis. the 17 lapis beads are all balls/ovals. The 16 carnelian beads are all barrel shaped, and some closer to biconical, some only hinting at that shape. One of those 16 is a flattend lozenge shape.
Credit Line:
British Museum/University Museum Expedition to Ur, Iraq
Other Number:
B17291   -   Old Museum Number

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Iraq's Ancient Past: Rediscovering Ur's Royal Cemetery ( Oct 2009 - Jun 2010)
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[Catalogue] Zettler, Richard L. & Horne, Lee C. 1998. Treasures from the Royal Tombs of Ur. : Page/Fig./Plate: 95
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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: 112
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