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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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dc.contributor.authorStrommenger, Eva
dc.contributor.authorPhotographer: Arthur Llewellyn Basham
dc.coverage.spatialMesopotamia (Ur, Iraq)
dc.date.accessioned2020-02-06T04:54:49Z
dc.date.available2020-02-06T04:54:49Z
dc.date.created1964
dc.identifierANUA 682-4144
dc.identifier.otherWA-59
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/201440
dc.descriptionOne 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
dc.descriptionthe other is quite plain. -- "Royal Tomb", Meskalamdu(g) phase, c. 2685-45 BC, l : 37 cm (Baghdad).
dc.format.extent35mm
dc.format.mediumslide
dc.format.mediumcolour
dc.format.mediumsepia
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.subjectMesopotamia : Eridu-'Ubaid period, Early Sumerian period, Fara-Ur I period, Imperial Akkadian period
dc.subjectweapons & armour
dc.subjectgold
dc.subjectbook scan
dc.titleUr (Fara-Ur I period) : Dagger with blade and sheath of gold, handle of lapis lazuli, from Royal Cemetery
dc.typeImage
local.description.notesSource : Eva Strommenger, The Art of Mesopotamia, translated by Christina Haglund, London, Thames & Hudson, 1964, Plate XVI
dc.date.updated2020-02-06T04:54:49Z
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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