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Object Number:
B17708
Current Location:
Collections storage
Provenience:
Iraq
Ur
Archaeology Area:
PG 800
Section:
Near Eastern
Materials:
Gold
Lapis
Carnelian
Description:
with 20 gold rings
CBS Register: U.10938 (?) is crossed out for U.10935. Queen Shubad's headdress. one crown, 20 gold rings. 3 strings. lapis (sketched), carnelian (sketch)
-Puabi's "frontlet" A piece of gold is folded over on itself, allowing for three strands of beads, and then joins on the top of a gold ring. There are 20 all together and the frontlet starts and ends with gold. Inbetween each of these rings is a carnelian small ring-shaped bead, a longer lapis barrel-shaped bead, and then another carnelian ring-shaped bead. EXCEPT for the beads in the last division:there are two lapis barrels in this grouping.
Height:
6.4cm
Length:
43.2cm
Depth:
0.6cm
Other Number:
U.10935a   -   Field No SF

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Ancient Mesopotamia: The Royal Tombs of Ur (1983 - 1998)
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Iraq's Ancient Past: Rediscovering Ur's Royal Cemetery ( Oct 2009 - Jun 2010)
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Bibliography:

[Book] Roaf, Michael. 1990. Cultural Atlas of Mesopotamia and the Ancient Near East. 238. : Page/Fig./Plate: 93
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[Book] Dorling Kindersley Limited. 2014. History of the World in 1,000 Objects. : Page/Fig./Plate: 25
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