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Object Number:B16908
Current Location: Middle East Galleries
Currently On Display
Provenience: Iraq
Ur
Archaeology Area: PG 800
Period: Early Dynastic III
Date Made: 2600-2450 BCE
Early Date: -2600
Late Date: -2450
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Gold
Height: 0.8 cm
Length: 12.8 cm
Width: 3.2 cm
Credit Line:British Museum/University Museum Expedition to Ur, Iraq, 1928
Other Number:U.10938 - Field No SF

Description

CBS Register: 10939(?) is crossed out for 10938. gold pin, Rolled at the top (To hold Feathers?) with sketch.

Pin or Hair Ornament. This object, hammered from heavy sheet gold, probably served as a support for a mass of hair brought together at the back of the head. It probably functioned similarly to the “Spanish combs” and perhaps had organic materials threaded through the rolled top. It was found on Puabi’s wooden bier, to the left of her waist.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Ancient Mesopotamia: The Royal Tombs of Ur (1983 - 1998) View Objects in Exhibition
Five Thousand Years of Vanity (06 Jan 1944 - 28 Feb 1944) View Objects in Exhibition
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: Page 96/Figure 32View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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