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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Wax package containing remains of head-dress with a silver hair-comb decorated with inlaid rosettes. Inlay identified as lapis lazuli, gold leaf, shell and pink limestone.

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 9 inches
    • Width: 8 inches
  • Curator's comments

    The register and record card describe this as part of a crushed human skull and remains of a head-dress, but radiography conducted by Janet Ambers (Scientific Research) in 2002 showed there to be no human remains associated with the jewellery.

  • Location

    Not on display

  • Condition


  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Acquisition notes

    Objects allotted to the British Museum from the Ur excavations, season 1928-1929.

  • Department

    Middle East

  • BM/Big number


  • Registration number


  • Additional IDs

    • U.12383 (excavation number)


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