University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: B17710
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Iraq
Ur
Archaeology Area: PG 800
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Gold
Lapis
Carnelian
Length: 74cm
Width: 7.9cm
Depth: 0.8cm
Credit Line:British Museum/University Museum Expedition to Ur, Iraq, 1928
Other NumberU.10935a - Field No SF

Description

CBS Register: Queen Shubad's headdress. third crown. 20 gold leaves. two strings of lapis and carnelian. gold comb CBS 16693
-One of Queen Puabi's wreaths. There are 20 gold leaves, separated by two strands of carnelian and lapis beads. Each leaf is one piece of gold hammered out so that the attachment section folds over itself into two loops, which serves as a double joiner for those two strands of beads. The pattern for the beads is true for the beginning/end as well as in between each leaf. One small carnelian ring, a barrel lapis, a carnelian ring, a barrel laps, and ending with a carnelian ring. After the third leaf, from the right, when placed upright, the pattern breaks as the first two carnelian rings are missing. Also, after the 16th leaf, there is only 1 carnelian bead. In two cases the upper string doesn't go through the upper holes due to the bending being loose, and the string slipped out There are a total of 123 carnelian beads and 84 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

Bibliography:

[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: 150View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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