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Ur (Fara-Ur I period) : Dagger with blade and sheath of gold, handle of lapis lazuli, from Royal Cemetery

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Title: Ur (Fara-Ur I period) : Dagger with blade and sheath of gold, handle of lapis lazuli, from Royal Cemetery
Author(s): Strommenger, Eva
Photographer: Arthur Llewellyn Basham
Keywords: Mesopotamia : Eridu-'Ubaid period, Early Sumerian period, Fara-Ur I period, Imperial Akkadian period;weapons & armour;gold;book scan
Description: One of the most beautiful examples of Early Dynastic craftsmanship from the cemetery. The handle consists of a piece of lapis lazuli studded with golden nails. Rich filigree work and granulation decorate one side of the sheath
the other is quite plain. -- "Royal Tomb", Meskalamdu(g) phase, c. 2685-45 BC, l : 37 cm (Baghdad).
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/201440
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-4144

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