University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 83-7-1.47
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Iraq
Archaeology Area: PG 800
Date Made: 2650-2550 BC
Early Date: -2650
Late Date: -2550
Section:Near Eastern
Length: 38.2cm
Width: 2.2cm
Credit Line:British Museum/University Museum Expedition to Ur, Iraq, 1928
Other NumberB17287 - Old Museum Number
B17295 - Old Museum Number


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


[Catalogue] Zettler, Richard L. & Horne, Lee C. 1998. Treasures from the Royal Tombs of Ur. 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. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 112View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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