University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 29-22-2
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Iraq
Archaeology Area: PG 755
Section:Near Eastern
Height: 22.7cm
Length: 27cm
Width: 21cm
Credit Line:Commissioned by British Museum / University Museum Expedition to Ur, Iraq, 1928


Electrotype reproduction of gold helemet of Meskalamdug. Hammered up from a single sheet of 18 carat gold with features in relief and details engraved. Into the interior was fitted a quilted cap, fragments of whose cloth and wool stuffing were found. The cloth was brought up on the outside as a protection, and secured by laces passed through holes around the rim. The ears are pierced to allow hearing.

Original in Baghdad. U.10000

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Iraq's Ancient Past: Rediscovering Ur's Royal Cemetery ( Oct 2009 - Jan 2017)View Objects in Exhibition


[Book] Dorling Kindersley Limited. 2014. History of the World in 1,000 Objects. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 20View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Web Site] Iraq's Ancient Past: Rediscovering Ur's Royal Cemetery. General ReferenceView Objects related to this General Reference

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