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The "Standard of Ur", southern Iraq, 2600-2400 BCE. Found in one of the largest Royal Tombs in the cemetery at Ur, its function is not yet understood; it could have been carried on a pole, as a "standard"; it could also have been a soundbox for a musical instrument.This is the "Peace"-side, a king banqueting; food is brought in procession. Seated figures wear woollen fleece or frigned skirts; they drink while a musician plays the lyre. ANE, 121201