Dagger Sheath


From: Iraq | Ur

Curatorial Section: Near Eastern

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Object Number 29-22-10B
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience Iraq | Ur
Archaeology Area PG 580
Section Near Eastern
Materials Electrotype

Electrotype reproduction of gold dagger with lapis handle; in gold filigree sheath. Original in Baghdad. Found with 29-22-11

Ur Cemetery, p. 51, P1. 151; p. 190, P1. 317

Antiq. Jour., Jan. 1928, p. 21, P1.X

The hilt is of lapis lazuli set with gold studs. The blade is gold, plain on the back except for two lines of beading, but of rich filigree design in front. Duck mark on blade. Loops for straps back of sheath.

Length 25.2 cm
Width 5.6 cm
Thickness 2.5 cm
Credit Line Commissioned by British Museum / University Museum Expedition to Ur, Iraq, 1928
Other Number U.9361 - Field No SF

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