Rein Ring from Puabi's Grave, Ur

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 23 February 2018
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The double ring is made of silver. This is surmounted by an electrum (an alloy of gold and silver) piece in the shape of a donkey or an onager. This reign ring was found fixed on the pole of a sledge, pulled by oxen, placed in Puabi's grave - a Semitic Akkadian woman from Ur, c. 2600 BCE, possibly a queen or priestess. It prevented the reins from becoming tangled. "The Standard of Ur" has depictions of this kind of rein rings. Early Dynastic Period. From the Royal Cemetery at Ur, Southern Mesopotamia, modern-day Iraq. Part of objects allotted to the British Museum from Ur excavation season 1927-1928 CE. (The British Museum, London).

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2018, February 23). Rein Ring from Puabi's Grave, Ur. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/8114/rein-ring-from-puabis-grave-ur/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Rein Ring from Puabi's Grave, Ur." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified February 23, 2018. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/8114/rein-ring-from-puabis-grave-ur/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Rein Ring from Puabi's Grave, Ur." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 23 Feb 2018. Web. 18 Jun 2021.