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Object Number:83-7-1.47
Current Location: Middle East Galleries
Currently On Display
Provenience: Iraq
Ur
Date Made: 2650-2550 BC
Early Date: -2650
Late Date: -2550
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Carnelian
Gold
Agate
Length: 38.2 cm
Width: 2.2 cm
Credit Line:British Museum/University Museum Expedition to Ur, Iraq, 1928
Other Number:B17287 - Old Museum Number
B17295 - Old Museum Number

Description

Cloak beads from the upper body of the lady Pu-Abi. collar made of triangular lapis lazuli and gold beads and gold and lapis lazuli biconical beads. Four strands below collar of lapiz lazuli, gold and carnelian tube beads. 86 strings run vertically. -30 gold, carnelian and agate beads with no real pattern, and including two pendants that, in a "cloak" would have stood out perpendicular to the strand. The strand begins and ends with a small carnelian ring. The 20 carnelian beads are pendants, squat biconicals, barrel biconicals, flattened lozenges, and barrels. The 8 gold beads are almost all flattened [one isn't] and round and rectangle in shape. There is one agate barrel bead, slightly rounded. CBS17295 is written on this object, on the 6th gold bead from the top.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Iraq's Ancient Past: Rediscovering Ur's Royal Cemetery ( Oct 2009 - Jan 2017) View Objects in Exhibition
Middle East Galleries (21 Apr 2018) 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: 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

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