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String of Beads

Cape (clothing)

Object Number:83-7-1.30
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Iraq
Ur
Archaeology Area: PG 800
Period: Early Dynastic III
Date Made: 2650-2550 BCE
Early Date: -2650
Late Date: -2550
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Lapis Lazuli
Carnelian
Length: 37 cm
Width: 1 cm
Credit Line:British Museum/University Museum Expedition to Ur, Iraq, 1928

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.

-25 alternating lapis and carnelian beads, starting and ending with lapis. The 13 lapis beads are all balls/ovall. There are 11 carnelian beads are barrel shaped and some are slightly biconical, one of which is a flattened lozenge.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Middle East Galleries (21 Apr 2018) View Objects in Exhibition
Iraq\'s Ancient Past: Rediscovering Ur\'s Royal Cemetery ( Oct 2009 - Jan 2017) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Horne, Lee C., and Zettler, Richard L. 1998. Treasures from the Royal Tombs of Ur.. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 95View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Exhibition] Aruz, Joan. 2003. Art of the First Cities: The Third Millenium B.C. from the Mediterranean to the Indus.. New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 112View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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