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Belt

B17063

Location: On Display in the Middle East Galleries

From: Iraq | Ur

Curatorial Section: Near Eastern

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Object Number B17063
Current Location Middle East Galleries - On Display
Provenience Iraq | Ur
Archaeology Area PG 800
Period Early Dynastic III
Date Made 2600-2450 BCE
Section Near Eastern
Materials Gold | Lapis Lazuli | Carnelian
Description

CBS Register: the Pendants are U.10867. The belt is U.10879/ Belt: ten strings of gold, lapis, carnelian (sketch) cyl. 28 large gold ring pendants.

Puabi's "belt." There are 28 large gold ring pendants that are strung to the bottom of the belt. Unlike the frontlet where the pieces are part of the folded joiner, these are just free floating gold rings. The belt itself is all barrel beads, not a one even slightly biconical. There are 10 rows of beads, and the general pattern for each is 9 lapis, followed by either a carnelian or gold separated by a lapis bead, and ending with 9 lapis. There are a total of 50 gold, 60 carnelian, and 280 lapis beads.

Height 0.5 cm
Length 62 cm
Width 12 cm
Credit Line British Museum/University Museum Expedition to Ur, Iraq, 1928
Other Number U.10867 - Field No SF | U.10879 - Field No SF

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