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Object Number:30-12-2
Current Location: Middle East Galleries
Currently On Display
Provenience: Iraq
Archaeology Area: PG 1237 | Old Body #16, New Body #7
Locus: Pg 1237/16
Period: Early Dynastic III
Date Made: 2600-2450 BC
Early Date: -2600
Late Date: -2450
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Lapis Lazuli
Length: 4.5 cm
Width: 1.5 cm
Credit Line:British Museum/University Museum Expedition to Ur, Iraq, 1930
Other Number:U.12374 - Field No SF
B17721 - Old Museum Number


CBS Register. Ur 1928-9, Season VII. Cylinder Seal. lapis. Dumu kisal. Symposium, harp. PG 1237. Body 16 crossed out of for Body 7. Belongs to group nos. 703 to 709.

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


[Book] Galpin, Francis W. 1937. The Music of the Sumerians and their Immediate Sucessors the Babylonian and Assyrians.. Cambridge University Press. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Plate II:5View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[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: 79View 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: 24View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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