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Object Number: 83-7-1.80
Current Location: Iraq's Ancient Past
Currently On Display
Provenience: Iraq
Date Made: 2650-2550 BC
Early Date: -2650
Late Date: -2550
Section:Near Eastern
Length: 38cm
Width: 1cm
Credit Line:British Museum/University Museum Expedition to Ur, Iraq, 1983


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.
-25 beads with alternating lapis and agate, beginning and ending with lapis. The 13 lapis are all balls/ovals of various sizes. The 12 agate are all barrel shaped.There is also one broken fragment of an agate bead, which doesn't belong to the agate bead next to it.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Iraq's Ancient Past: Rediscovering Ur's Royal Cemetery ( Oct 2009 - Jun 2010)View Objects in Exhibition


[Catalogue] Zettler, Richard L. & Horne, Lee C. 1998. Treasures from the Royal Tombs of Ur. : Page/Fig./Plate: 95View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue, Exhibition] Aruz, Joan. 2003. Art of the First Cities: The Third Millenium B.C. from the Mediterranean to the Indus. : Page/Fig./Plate: 112View Objects cited in this Publication

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