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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:
Gold, lapis lazuli
Dimensions:
L. 55.3 cm (21 3/4 in.)
Classification:
Stone-Ornaments
Credit Line:
Dodge Fund, 1933
Accession Number:
33.35.1
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. "Notes: Sumerian Jewelry." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 28, p. 114.

Woolley, C. Leonard. 1934. Ur Excavations II: The Royal Cemetery. London, Philadelphia: British Museum and Museum of the University of Pennsylvania, pp. 67, 560, pl. 29-35.
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