University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: B17710
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Iraq
Archaeology Area: PG 800
Section:Near Eastern
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


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


[Book] Roaf, Michael. 1990. Cultural Atlas of Mesopotamia and the Ancient Near East. 238. : Page/Fig./Plate: 93View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Quick, Jennifer. 2004. Magnificent Objects from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: 147View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue] Zettler, Richard L. & Horne, Lee C. 1998. Treasures from the Royal Tombs of Ur. : Page/Fig./Plate: 90View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue, Exhibition] Aruz, Joan. 2003. Art of the First Cities: The Third Millenium B.C. from the Mediterranean to the Indus. : Page/Fig./Plate: 110-111View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Dorling Kindersley Limited. 2014. History of the World in 1,000 Objects. : Page/Fig./Plate: 25View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Chi, Jennifer, et al. 2015. From Ancient to Modern: Archaeology and Aesthetics. 240. : Page/Fig./Plate: 150View Objects cited in this Publication

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