Reclining, bearded bull. Double stringer,hole in base,with possible remains of rivet head for attaching stringer to animal. Gold foil over bitumen(?), seam visible at base.
CBS Register: Gold diadem of Queen Shubad. Animal figures, leaves, fruits, on background of blue beads.
British Museum/University Museum Expedition to Ur, Iraq, 1928
Current & Past Exhibitions:
Ancient Mesopotamia: The Royal Tombs of Ur (1983 - 1998)
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: 92-93
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