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String of Beads

Rosette

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Object Number:
B16694
Current Location:
Collections storage
Provenience:
Iraq
Ur
Archaeology Area:
PG 800
Section:
Near Eastern
Materials:
Gold
Lapis
Iconography:
Rosette
Description:
CBS Register: Queen Shubad necklace. 3 string lapis and gold. Pendant of gold and lapis. 12 petals.
-Puabi's necklace, worn at neck like a choker, with gold rosette at the center. 12 petals on the rosette, with lapis at center of "flower" and 6 lapis petal inlays in every other petal on flower. Coming off of each side are three strands of laps and gold ball-shaped beads. The majority of the bead pattern is as follows: One lapis, one gold; three lapis, three gold. This pattern repeats on each strand coming off the rosette. 5 of the 6 strands contain 53 beads [the pattern ending in a lapis bead] and one strand contains 52 beads [pattern ending in a gold bead]
Height:
0.3cm
Length:
43cm
Width:
3cm
Other Number:
U.10982   -   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:

[Catalogue] Zettler, Richard L. & Horne, Lee C. 1998. Treasures from the Royal Tombs of Ur. : Page/Fig./Plate: 97
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[Catalogue] Aruz, Joan. 2003. Art of the First Cities: The Third Millenium B.C. from the Mediterranean to the Indus. : Page/Fig./Plate: 113
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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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