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String of Beads

Cape (clothing)

Object Number:83-7-1.89
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Iraq
Period: Early Dynastic III
Date Made: 2650-2550 BCE
Early Date: -2650
Late Date: -2550
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Lapis Lazuli
Credit Line:British Museum/University Museum Expedition to Ur, Iraq, 1928


Cloak beads from the upper body of the lady Pu-Abi. collar mad eof 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. 85 strings run vertically.

-NOTE in 2014. While recataloging the strands of beads, it has become clear that the cloak itself is 86 strands, which is already differing from the above description. There are two "necklaces" that are described above, accounting for 87 and 88. There is no indication what 89 was from the above description. Its a very long lapis/gold strand, that might have been associated with the strands around the collar?

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Iraq\'s Ancient Past: Rediscovering Ur\'s Royal Cemetery ( Oct 2009 - Jan 2017) View Objects in Exhibition


[Book] Dorling Kindersley Limited. 2014. History of the World in 1,000 Objects.. London. Dorling Kindersley Limited. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 25View 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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