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Queen's Lyre. Reconstruction. Side view. Detail.
27th-25th c BCE Mesopotamian Sumerian (Eary Dynastic) Applied Arts

SUMERIAN EARLY DYNASTIC Anonymous (2900 BCE - 2730 BCE) Primary
c. 2600 BCE-2400 BCE
27th-25th c BCE
Lapis lazuli; Shell; Red limestone; Gold
Sumerian (Eary Dynastic)
Musical instrument
Ur (Tall al-Muqayyar). Iraq.
London. British Museum.
brtm1125
Early Dynastic III. From the grave of Queen Pu-abi in the Royal Cemetery at Ur (grave PC 800). The wooden parts of the lyre had decayed in the soil so the excavator poured plaster of Paris into the depression left by the wood hence preserving the decoration in place.

Caption: SUMERIAN EARLY DYNASTIC | Queen's Lyre. Reconstruction. Side view. Detail. | c. 2600 BCE-2400 BCE | Mesopotamian | Sumerian

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