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String of Beads

Cape (clothing)

Object Number:83-7-1.67
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Iraq
Period: Early Dynastic III
Date Made: 2650-2550 BCE
Early Date: -2650
Late Date: -2550
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Lapis Lazuli
Length: 37.7 cm
Width: 1 cm
Credit Line:British Museum/University Museum Expedition to Ur, Iraq, 1928


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.

-33 beads with alternating lapis and agate, beginning and ending with lapis. The 17 lapis are all balls/ovals of various sizes. The 16 agate are all barrel shaped, some of which are slightly biconical. There is a broken agate bead which might join the fragment on strand 80.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Middle East Galleries (21 Apr 2018) View Objects in Exhibition
Iraq\'s Ancient Past: Rediscovering Ur\'s Royal Cemetery ( Oct 2009 - Jan 2017) View Objects in Exhibition


[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.. New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 112View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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