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Lyre Fragment

Bull Head

Object Number:
B17694B
Current Location:
Iraq's Ancient Past
Provenience:
Iraq
Ur
Archaeology Area:
PG 789
Section:
Near Eastern
Materials:
Gold
Shell
Lapis
Bitumen
Silver
Iconography:
Bull Head
Description:
CBS Register: Bull's gold head, and shell inlay plaques. Harp of the king. Reconstructed. PG 789
Eyes of head are either Conus or Strombus
Other Number:
U.10556   -   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:

[Journal] Adams, Liliana O. "Sumerian Harps from Ur", The American Harp Journal Vol.: 19:2.
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[Book] Galpin, Francis W. 1937. The Music of the Sumerians and their Immediate Sucessors the Babylonian and Assyrians. : Page/Fig./Plate: Plate VIII:2
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[Catalogue] Zettler, Richard L. & Horne, Lee C. 1998. Treasures from the Royal Tombs of Ur. : Page/Fig./Plate: 53
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[Book] Quick, Jennifer. 2004. Magnificent Objects from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: 149
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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: 105
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[Book] de Schauensee, Maude. 2002. Two Lyres from Ur. 125.
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[Book] Dorling Kindersley Limited. 2014. History of the World in 1,000 Objects. : Page/Fig./Plate: Frontis Piece
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