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Object Number:B17709
Current Location: Middle East Galleries
Currently On Display
Provenience: Iraq
Section:Near Eastern
Length: 74.4 cm
Width: 8.4 cm
Depth: 0.8 cm
Credit Line:British Museum/University Museum Expedition to Ur, Iraq, 1928
Other Number:U.10935b - Field No SF


CBS Register: Queen Shubad's headdress. second crown. 18 gold leaves. tips of carnelian, 2 strings of lapis and carnelian. gold comb CBS 16693 -One of Queen Puabi's wreaths. There are 18 gold leaves, separated by two strands of carnelian and lapis beads. Each leaf is tipped in a carnelian ring [one is missing] and is one piece of gold hammered out so that the attachment section folds over itself into four loops, which serves as a double joiner for those two strands of beads--only the top and bottom holes are used . The pattern begins and ends with a gold leaf, and for the beads between each leaf the pattern is one small carnelian ring, a barrel lapis, a carnelian ring, a barrel laps, and ending with a carnelian ring. After the eight leaf, from the right, when placed upright, the pattern breaks as the first two carnelian rings are missing. There are a total of 100 carnelian beads, not including the 17 at the tips, and 68 lapis beads.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Ancient Mesopotamia: The Royal Tombs of Ur (1983 - 1998) View Objects in Exhibition
Iraq's Ancient Past: Rediscovering Ur's Royal Cemetery ( Oct 2009 - Jan 2017) View Objects in Exhibition
Middle East Galleries (21 Apr 2018) View Objects in Exhibition


[Book] Roaf, Michael. 1990. Cultural Atlas of Mesopotamia and the Ancient Near East. 238. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 93View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Quick, Jennifer. 2004. Magnificent Objects from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 147View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue] Zettler, Richard L. & Horne, Lee C. 1998. Treasures from the Royal Tombs of Ur. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 90View 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. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 110-111View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Dorling Kindersley Limited. 2014. History of the World in 1,000 Objects. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 25View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Chi, Jennifer, et al. 2015. From Ancient to Modern: Archaeology and Aesthetics. 240. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 132-3, 149View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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