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String of Beads

Cape (clothing)

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PG 800
Date Made:
2650-2550 BC
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Near Eastern
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.
-43 gold beads. Begins and ends with a small gold ball. There are 11 braided gold beads separated by groups of three small gold beads. Sometimes the group of three is all gold balls, and sometimes a small biconical bead is mixed into that group.
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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[Catalogue] Zettler, Richard L. & Horne, Lee C. 1998. Treasures from the Royal Tombs of Ur. : Page/Fig./Plate: 95
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[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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