Location: On Display in the Middle East Galleries
From: Iraq | Ur
Curatorial Section: Near Eastern
|Current Location||Middle East Galleries - On Display|
|Provenience||Iraq | Ur|
|Archaeology Area||PG 789|
|Materials||Gold | Silver | Copper Alloy | Wood|
Silver spear point (A); 4 silver rings (B, C, D, E), 4 gold rings (F, G, H, I) and Spear Butt (B17079). Spear Shaft is restoration
CBS Register: silver spear. point and butt end and 4 rings of silver; 4 rings of gold.
This spearhead is one of four silver spearheads found together in PG 789’s death pit. Their shafts also had completely decayed. The ends of two of the four spears were plain; the other two had silver putts with copper string notches. These spears were reconstructed for purposes of display apparently with a length in proportion to the size of the point and with alternating bindings of silver and gold on the shaft.
|Credit Line||British Museum/University Museum Expedition to Ur, Iraq, 1928|
|Other Number||U.10472 - Field No SF|
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