Location: On Display in the Middle East Galleries

From: Iraq | Ur

Curatorial Section: Near Eastern

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Object Number B16684.32
Current Location Middle East Galleries - On Display
Provenience Iraq | Ur
Archaeology Area PG 800
Section Near Eastern
Materials Gold | Bitumen | Silver
Iconography Fruit | Leaves

Pendant/dangle consisting of three spherical fruits and three poplar-type leaves. Double stringer is gold foil-over-silver. Incomplete and fragmentary. One badly squashed fruit with much of gold foil covering missing; other two fruits completely missing.

CBS Register: Gold diadem of Queen Shubad. Animal figures, leaves, fruits, on background of blue beads.

The two cuneiform signs that compose her name were initially read as "Shub-ad" in Sumerian. Today, however, we think they should be read in Akkadian as "Pu-abi."

Length 3.6 cm
Width 3 cm
Depth 2.1 cm
Credit Line British Museum/University Museum Expedition to Ur, Iraq, 1928
Other Number U.10948 - Field No SF

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