University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: B16694
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Iraq
Ur
Archaeology Area: PG 800
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Gold
Lapis
Iconography:Rosette
Height: 0.3cm
Length: 43cm
Width: 3cm
Credit Line:British Museum/University Museum Expedition to Ur, Iraq, 1928
Other NumberU.10982 - Field No SF

Description

CBS Register: Queen Shubad necklace. 3 string lapis and gold. Pendant of gold and lapis. 12 petals.
-Puabi's necklace, worn at neck like a choker, with gold rosette at the center. 12 petals on the rosette, with lapis at center of "flower" and 6 lapis petal inlays in every other petal on flower. Coming off of each side are three strands of laps and gold ball-shaped beads. The majority of the bead pattern is as follows: One lapis, one gold; three lapis, three gold. This pattern repeats on each strand coming off the rosette. 5 of the 6 strands contain 53 beads [the pattern ending in a lapis bead] and one strand contains 52 beads [pattern ending in a gold bead]


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Ancient Mesopotamia: The Royal Tombs of Ur (1983 - 1998)View Objects in Exhibition
Iraq's Ancient Past: Rediscovering Ur's Royal Cemetery ( Oct 2009 - Jan 2017)View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Zettler, Richard L. & Horne, Lee C. 1998. Treasures from the Royal Tombs of Ur. : Page/Fig./Plate: 97View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue, Exhibition] Aruz, Joan. 2003. Art of the First Cities: The Third Millenium B.C. from the Mediterranean to the Indus. : Page/Fig./Plate: 113View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Dorling Kindersley Limited. 2014. History of the World in 1,000 Objects. : Page/Fig./Plate: 25View Objects cited in this Publication

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