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|Archaeology Area:||PG 800|
|Period:||Early Dynastic III|
|Date Made:||2600-2450 BCE|
|Credit Line:||British Museum/University Museum Expedition to Ur, Iraq, 1928|
|Other Number:||U.10935a - Field No SF|
Shubad, now Puabi.
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 (poplar) 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.
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."
Current & Past Exhibitions:
|Ancient Mesopotamia: The Royal Tombs of Ur (1983 - 1998)||View Objects in Exhibition|
|Five Thousand Years of Vanity (06 Jan 1944 - 28 Feb 1944)||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] Reichel, Clemens, and Evans, Jean M., and Green, Jack D., and Benzel, Kim, and Miller, Naomi, and Pittman, Holly, and Zettler, Richard L., and Hafford, William B., and Azara, Pedro, and Chi, Jennifer. Feb 2015. From Ancient to Modern: Archaeology and Aesthetics.. New York City. Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University. pg. 240 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 150||View Objects related to this Actual Citation|
|[Book] Dorling Kindersley Limited. 2014. History of the World in 1,000 Objects.. London. Dorling Kindersley Limited. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 25||View Objects related to this Actual Citation|
|[Book] Quick, Jennifer. 2004. Magnificent Objects from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. ed. 1st. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 147||View 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: 110-111||View Objects related to this Actual Citation|
|[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: Pages 89-92/Figure 29||View Objects related to this Actual Citation|
|[Book] Roaf, Michael. 1990. Cultural Atlas of Mesopotamia and the Ancient Near East.. Facts On File. pg. 238 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 93||View Objects related to this Actual Citation|
|[Article] Legrain, Leon. 1929. "The Boudoir of Queen Shubad". The Museum Journal. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 20. no. 3-4. pg. 210-245 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 210; p. 214, pl. II; p. 218, pl. IV||View Objects related to this Actual Citation|
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