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    Gold bowl, from Ur,Southern Iraq,2600-2400 BCE. It was found in the Queen's Grave in the cemetery at Ur. The chamber contained the body of a woman and her two female servants, a cylinder seal identified the woman as Pu-Abi. The bowl is made of beaten gold with small tubes of gold attached to the sides,through which strands of gold wire are threaded to make a handle. ANE, 121344

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    Sceptre from Ur,Mesopotamia,2600-2400 BCE. Found by Leonard Woolley in the largest of the Royal Graves in the cemetery at Ur, Iraq.Robbers had broken in through the roof; only a few bones and this sceptre remained. The top end has a mushroom-shaped shell inlaid with a blue and red rosette.Five bands of very thin gold foil with designs in relief as if from cylinder seals; between the gold bands are rings of lapis lazuli. Reconstructed 1966. ANE 122201


    A child's diadem, found in one of the simpler graves at the cemetery of Ur,Mesopotamia. A small wooden coffin containing the bones of a very young child lay at the bottom of a shaft. The child was wearing the diadem around its head. There are three gold disc ornaments; four concentric gold rings are inlaid with lapis lazuli and cornelian. ANE, 122206


    Gold cup from Ur,Mesopotamia,southern Iraq, 2.600 - 2.400 BCE. Found on the floor of the pit of the Queen's grave alongside the sacrificial victims. There are no gold deposits in Mesopotamia, and the metal would probably have come from Iran or Anatolia. Manufactured in Mesopotamia. ANE 121346


    Goddess (Ishtar?) or odalisque. Alabaster figurine with gold incrustations and garnets (Seleucide era, 312-64 BCE) from Babylon, Mesopotamia (Iraq) H: 25 cm - AO 20127