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.
-79 beads, all round to oval in shape. only 4 beads are gold. 16 lapis, followed by one gold, followed by 20 lapis, followed by one gold, followed by 16 lapis, followed by one gold, followed by 18 lapis, followed by one gold, ending with 5 lapis.
British Museum/University Museum Expedition to Ur, Iraq, 1983
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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