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Object Number:83-7-1.15
Current Location: Middle East Galleries
Currently On Display
Provenience: Iraq
Ur
Date Made: 2650-2550 BC
Early Date: -2650
Late Date: -2550
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Lapis
Agate
Carnelian
Length: 36.6 cm
Width: 1 cm
Credit Line:British Museum/University Museum Expedition to Ur, Iraq, 1928
Other Number:B17046 - old museum Number

Description

Cloak beads from the upper body of the lady Pu-Abi. collar made of triangular lapis lazuli and gold beads and gold and lapis lazuli biconical beads. Four strands below collar of lapiz lazuli, gold and carnelian tube beads. 86 strings run vertically. -23 beads, beginning and ending with lapis. Inbetween the lapis beads are alternating agate and carnelian beads. that is, L-A-L-C-L-A-L-C-L-A-L-C-L-A-L-C-L-A-L-C-L-A-L. All 12 lapis beads are squat biconical. The 6 agate are all barrel with slightly tappered ends. and the 5 carnelian are all barrel-biconical. CBS17046 is written on the 5th lapis bead from the top


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Iraq's Ancient Past: Rediscovering Ur's Royal Cemetery ( Oct 2009 - Jan 2017) View Objects in Exhibition
Middle East Galleries (21 Apr 2018) 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: 95View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Exhibition] Aruz, Joan. 2003. Art of the First Cities: The Third Millenium B.C. from the Mediterranean to the Indus.. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 112View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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