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Necklace

Period:
Early Dynastic IIIa
Date:
ca. 2600–2500 B.C.
Geography:
Mesopotamia, Ur (modern Tell al-Muqayyar)
Culture:
Sumerian
Medium:
Lapis lazuli
Dimensions:
21.65 in. (54.99 cm)
Classification:
Stone-Ornaments
Credit Line:
Dodge Fund, 1933
Accession Number:
33.35.2
Not on view
1927-1928, excavated by Sir Leonard Woolley on behalf of the Joint Expedition of the University Museum, University of Pennsylvania and the British Museum; ceded to the University Museum in the division of finds; acquired by the Museum in 1933, purchased from the University Museum.

“Archaeology: Exploring the Past,” The Junior Museum of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, September 22, 1962–June 30, 1966.

Dimand, Maurice S. 1933. "Sumerian Jewelry." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 28, p. 114.

Woolley, C. Leonard. 1934. Ur Excavations, Royal Cemetery, Vol. II. New York: Collins, pp. 67, 560.
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