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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.
- Excavated/Findspot: Royal Cemetery
- (Asia,Iraq,South Iraq,Royal Cemetery (Ur))
- Length: 9 inches
- Width: 8 inches
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.
Not on display
Objects allotted to the British Museum from the Ur excavations, season 1928-1929.
- U.12383 (excavation number)
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Object reference number: WCO80494
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