| what is new | announcements | public programs
| website information & statistics | copyrights & permissions | comments |

| website navigational aid

Oriental Institute

Lost Treasures from Iraq--Objects

Lost Treasures Homepage
Iraq Museum Database Homepage Site Photos IraqCrisis Mailing List
Contact us
View Objects by:

Materials

Principal Object Types

Alphabetical Index of Categories

Iraq Museum Numbers

Provenience / Excavation Numbers

Publication / Source

Selected Categories:


gold -- inlays -- music instrument
more images:
front view (close-up)



side view (close-up)
  • bibliography and image source: Strommenger, Eva: Fünf Jahrtausende Mesopotamien. München: Hirmer Verlag, fig. 76.
  • copyright for image:  Hirmer Verlag
• museum number: IM8694


excavation number: -


provenience: Ur (Royal Cemetery)

dimension(s) (in cm):
height: 120; width: 140

material: wood (inlaid)

date: (ca. 2400 BC)

description:
lyre; decorated with gold bands and inlays (carnelian, shell); bull head in front made of gold sheets

status: damaged; stripped of its gold bands during looting; golden bull's head had been stored off-site and is reportedly safe




Lost Treasures Homepage
Iraq Museum Database Homepage Site Photos IraqCrisis Mailing List
Contact us




revised: April 14, 2008 10:15:19
created: May 6, 2003
Copyright 2005 Oriental Institute, University of Chicago
http://oi.uchicago.edu/OI/IRAQ/dbfiles/objects/42.htm