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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.
-40 lapis and carnelian beads. The 30 lapis beads are all squat biconical. And the 10 carnelian are all barrel shaped, some of which are slightly biconical. the pattern is simple, it begins with one lapis, then alternating carnelian with three lapis until the end, which has only two lapis beads.
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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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