Location: On Display in the Middle East Galleries

From: Iraq | Ur

Curatorial Section: Near Eastern

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Object Number B16684.19
Current Location Middle East Galleries - On Display
Provenience Iraq | Ur
Archaeology Area PG 800
Period Early Dynastic III
Section Near Eastern
Materials Gold | Silver | Carnelian | Bitumen
Iconography Date Palm

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."

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

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