String of Beads
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.
-37 lapis and carnelian beads. The 28 lapis beads are all balls/oval. And the 9 carnelian are all barrel-biconical, only one is purely barrel. the pattern is simple, it begins with two lapis, then alternating carnelian with three lapis until the end, which has only two lapis beads.
British Museum/University Museum Expedition to Ur, Iraq
Current & Past Exhibitions:
Iraq's Ancient Past: Rediscovering Ur's Royal Cemetery ( Oct 2009 - Jun 2010)
[Catalogue] Zettler, Richard L. & Horne, Lee C. 1998. Treasures from the Royal Tombs of Ur. : Page/Fig./Plate: 95
[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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