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Spear

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Object Number:B16689
Current Location: Middle East Galleries
Currently On Display
Provenience: Iraq
Ur
Archaeology Area: PG 789
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Gold
Silver
Copper Alloy
Wood
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

Description

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

Bibliography:

[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 140View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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