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Diadem

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Object Number:B16684.2
Current Location: Middle East Galleries
Currently On Display
Provenience: Iraq
Ur
Archaeology Area: PG 800
Period: Early Dynastic III
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Gold
Bitumen
Iconography:Goat
Height: 3.4 cm
Width: 2.3 cm
Depth: 1.2 cm
Credit Line:British Museum/University Museum Expedition to Ur, Iraq, 1928
Other Number:U.10948 - Field No SF

Description

Goat (or Ibex) Shaped Pendant. Reclining, spiraled horns, double stringer (detached), small rivet hole at base.

CBS Register: Gold diadem of Queen Shubad. Animal figures, leaves, fruits, on background of blue beads.

The two cuneiform signs that compose her name were initially read as "Shub-ad" in Sumerian. Today, however, we think they should be read in Akkadian as "Pu-abi."

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
Five Thousand Years of Vanity (06 Jan 1944 - 28 Feb 1944) View Objects in Exhibition
Iraq\'s Ancient Past: Rediscovering Ur\'s Royal Cemetery ( Oct 2009 - Jan 2017) 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: 92-93View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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