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String of Beads

Cape (clothing)

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Object Number:
83-7-1.19
Current Location:
Collections storage
Provenience:
Iraq
Ur
Archaeology Area:
PG 800
Date Made:
2650-2550 BC
Early Date:
-2650
Late Date:
-2550
Section:
Near Eastern
Materials:
Lapis
Agate
Description:
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.
-27 beads of alternating lapis and agate, starting and ending with lapis. The 14 lapis beads are all balls/ovals of various sizes. The 13 agate are all barrel shaped, only one of which could be described as biconical. [and could be a varigated carnelian, but I think its agate KB]
Credit Line:
British Museum/University Museum Expedition to Ur, Iraq

Current & Past Exhibitions:

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

[Catalogue] Zettler, Richard L. & Horne, Lee C. 1998. Treasures from the Royal Tombs of Ur. : Page/Fig./Plate: 95
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[Catalogue] 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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