Location: On Display in the Middle East Galleries

From: Iraq | Ur

Curatorial Section: Near Eastern

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Object Number B16695
Current Location Middle East Galleries - On Display
Provenience Iraq | Ur
Archaeology Area PG 789
Section Near Eastern
Materials Gold | Lapis Lazuli

CBS Register: lapis whetstone and gold ring.

This lapis lazuli whetstone with gold ring was found, along with a dagger, in one of the wagons in PG 789. It was apparently worn by the wagon’s driver. The dagger had a copper or bronze blade, its hilt was of gold set with lapis lazuli studs, and the hilt was plated with silver and had gold studs in its pommel.

Height 1.3 cm
Length 11.1 cm
Width 1 cm
Credit Line British Museum/University Museum Expedition to Ur, Iraq, 1928
Other Number U.10552 - Field No SF

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