Puabi's Lapis Lazuli & Agate Beads with a Calf Pendant, Ur

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 23 February 2018
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The jewellery was found by Puabi's right shoulder inside her grave. Puabi was a Semitic Akkadian woman from Ur, c. 2600 BCE, possibly a queen or priestess. Possibly this was part of her headdress. It is composed of three lapis lazuli and one banded agate beads, ending in a pendant in the shape of a recumbent bull. 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). Puabi's Lapis Lazuli & Agate Beads with a Calf Pendant, Ur. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/8106/puabis-lapis-lazuli--agate-beads-with-a-calf-penda/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Puabi's Lapis Lazuli & Agate Beads with a Calf Pendant, Ur." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified February 23, 2018. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/8106/puabis-lapis-lazuli--agate-beads-with-a-calf-penda/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Puabi's Lapis Lazuli & Agate Beads with a Calf Pendant, Ur." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 23 Feb 2018. Web. 24 Oct 2021.