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Object Number:B17063
Current Location: Middle East Galleries
Currently On Display
Provenience: Iraq
Archaeology Area: PG 800
Period: Early Dynastic III
Date Made: 2600-2450 BC
Early Date: -2600
Late Date: -2450
Section:Near Eastern
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


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.

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: 95View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Exhibition] Aruz, Joan. 2003. Art of the First Cities: The Third Millenium B.C. from the Mediterranean to the Indus.. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 112View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Dorling Kindersley Limited. 2014. History of the World in 1,000 Objects.. London. Dorling Kindersley Limited. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 25View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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