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Lost Treasures from Iraq--Objects

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in situ
  • bibliography and image source: Strommenger, Eva: Fünf Jahrtausende Mesopotamien. München: Hirmer Verlag, pl. XVIII.
  • copyright for image:  Hirmer Verlag
• museum number: -


excavation number: -


provenience: Ur (Royal Cemetery)

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material: gold, lapis lazuli

date: (ca. 2400 BC)

description:
head of a skeleton, adorned with jewelry made of gold and lapis lazuli, as found in situ (not restored)

status: reportedly damaged during looting (stripped of gold)




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revised: April 14, 2008 10:15:21
created: May 6, 2003
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