Location: On Display in the Middle East Galleries

From: Iraq | Ur

Curatorial Section: Near Eastern

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Object Number B16689
Current Location Middle East Galleries - On Display
Provenience Iraq | Ur
Archaeology Area PG 789
Section Near Eastern
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.

Length 143.5 cm
Width 3.4 cm
Credit Line British Museum/University Museum Expedition to Ur, Iraq, 1928
Other Number U.10472 - Field No SF

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