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Ur (Fara-Ur I period) : Soundbox of a harp, c. 2900-2460 BC

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dc.contributor.authorParrot, Andre
dc.contributor.authorPhotographer: Arthur Llewellyn Basham
dc.coverage.spatialMesopotamia (Ur, Iraq)
dc.date.accessioned2020-02-06T04:54:30Z
dc.date.available2020-02-06T04:54:30Z
dc.date.created1960
dc.identifierANUA 682-4140
dc.identifier.otherWA-55
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/201436
dc.descriptionProbably an evocation of the myth of Gilgamesh, which epic had by then assumed its literary (though still oral) form and was chanted by bards to a musical accompaniment. Above, naked Gilgamesh grappling with two human-headed bulls, then animals impersonated men : a dog with a dagger, preparations for a banquet at which an ass will play the lure, a jackal the sistrum and tambourine, and a bear will dance. Next a scorpion-man followed by a gazelle. -- University Museum, Philadelphia.
dc.format.extent35mm
dc.format.mediumslide
dc.format.mediumb&w
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.subjectMesopotamia : Eridu-'Ubaid period, Early Sumerian period, Fara-Ur I period, Imperial Akkadian period
dc.subjectmusical instruments
dc.subjectmosaic & inlay
dc.subjectbook scan
dc.titleUr (Fara-Ur I period) : Soundbox of a harp, c. 2900-2460 BC
dc.typeImage
local.description.notesSource : Andre Parrot, Sumer, translated by Stuart Gilbert and James Emmons, London, Thames & Hudson, 1960, Illustration 179, p. 150
dc.date.updated2020-02-06T04:54:30Z
dc.provenanceDigitised by the Australian National University in 2020
dc.rights.licenseThis image is provided for research purposes only and must not be reproduced without the prior permission of the Archives Program, Australian National University.
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