Middle East Galleries|
Currently On Display
|Archaeology Area:||PG 789|
|Credit Line:||British Museum/University Museum Expedition to Ur, Iraq, 1928|
|Other Number:||U.10472 - Field No SF|
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.
Current & Past Exhibitions:
|Ancient Mesopotamia: The Royal Tombs of Ur (1983 - 1998)||View Objects in Exhibition|
|Middle East Galleries (21 Apr 2018)||View Objects in Exhibition|
|Iraq's Ancient Past: Rediscovering Ur's Royal Cemetery ( Oct 2009 - Jan 2017)||View Objects in Exhibition|
|[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: Page 166/Figure 140||View Objects related to this Actual Citation|
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