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String of Beads

Cape (clothing)

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Object Number:
83-7-1.15
Current Location:
Collections storage
Provenience:
Iraq
Ur
Archaeology Area:
PG 800
Date Made:
2650-2550 BC
Early Date:
-2650
Late Date:
-2550
Section:
Near Eastern
Materials:
Lapis
Agate
Carnelian
Description:
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.
-23 beads, beginning and ending with lapis. Inbetween the lapis beads are alternating agate and carnelian beads. that is, L-A-L-C-L-A-L-C-L-A-L-C-L-A-L-C-L-A-L-C-L-A-L. All 12 lapis beads are squat biconical. The 6 agate are all barrel with slightly tappered ends. and the 5 carnelian are all barrel-biconical. CBS17046 is written on the 5th lapis bead from the top
Credit Line:
British Museum/University Museum Expedition to Ur, Iraq
Other Number:
B17046   -   old museum Number

Current & Past Exhibitions:

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: 95
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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: 112
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