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Diadem

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Object Number:B16684.19
Current Location: Middle East Galleries
Currently On Display
Provenience: Iraq
Ur
Archaeology Area: PG 800
Period: Early Dynastic III
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Gold
Silver
Carnelian
Bitumen
Iconography:Date Palm
Length: 6.2 cm
Width: 1.5 cm
Depth: 0.8 cm
Credit Line:British Museum/University Museum Expedition to Ur, Iraq, 1928
Other Number:U.10948 - Field No SF

Description

Pendant/dangle shaped like a plant stem with a number of oval fruits projecting from the sides. Double stringer and stem appear to be gold foil over silver. Detached stem end fragement has broken carnelian bead on end. One detached gold foil over bitumen fruit.

CBS Register: Gold diadem of Queen Shubad. Animal figures, leaves, fruits, on background of blue beads.

The two cuneiform signs that compose her name were initially read as "Shub-ad" in Sumerian. Today, however, we think they should be read in Akkadian as "Pu-abi."

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Ancient Mesopotamia: The Royal Tombs of Ur (1983 - 1998) View Objects in Exhibition
Middle East Galleries (21 Apr 2018) View Objects in Exhibition
Five Thousand Years of Vanity (06 Jan 1944 - 28 Feb 1944) View Objects in Exhibition
Iraq\'s Ancient Past: Rediscovering Ur\'s Royal Cemetery ( Oct 2009 - Jan 2017) View Objects in Exhibition

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