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Diadem

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Object Number:30-12-600
Current Location: Middle East Galleries
Currently On Display
Provenience: Iraq
Ur
Archaeology Area: PG 1422
Date Made: 2250-2050 BCE
Early Date: -2250
Late Date: -2050
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Gold
Length: 17.5 cm
Credit Line:British Museum/University Museum Expedition to Ur, Iraq, 1930
Other Number:U.12463A - Field No SF

Description

Gold diadem, oblong in middle with small hole on each end for attachment.

This is one of six gold diadems that were found on the skull of the body in grave PG 1422 at the Royal Cemetery at Ur. It is made of hammered sheet gold and is too short to have wrapped fully around the head; the holes punched at the ends were for a string or leather tie.

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