War side - wide layout  Hollow box, possibly part of a musical instrument; decorated on all four sides with inlaid mosaic scenes made from shell, red limestone and lapis lazuli, set in bitumen. One of the long sides shows a war scene; a Sumerian army with chariots and infantry charges the enemy; prisoners are brought before the king, who is accompanied by guards and has his own chariot waiting behind him. The other long side shows scenes of peace; men are bringing animals, fish etc; at the top the king banquets with friends; they are entertained by a singer and a man on a lyre. The triangular end panels show fanciful scenes, found damaged.

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121201

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War side - wide layout Hollow box, possibly part of a musical instrument; decorated on all four sides with inlaid mosaic scenes made from shell, red limestone and lapis lazuli, set in bitumen. One of the long sides shows a war scene; a Sumerian army with chariots and infantry charges the enemy; prisoners are brought before the king, who is accompanied by guards and has his own chariot waiting behind him. The other long side shows scenes of peace; men are bringing animals, fish etc; at the top the king banquets with friends; they are entertained by a singer and a man on a lyre. The triangular end panels show fanciful scenes, found damaged.

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  • War side - wide layout  Hollow box, possibly part of a musical instrument; decorated on all four sides with inlaid mosaic scenes made from shell, red limestone and lapis lazuli, set in bitumen. One of the long sides shows a war scene; a Sumerian army with chariots and infantry charges the enemy; prisoners are brought before the king, who is accompanied by guards and has his own chariot waiting behind him. The other long side shows scenes of peace; men are bringing animals, fish etc; at the top the king banquets with friends; they are entertained by a singer and a man on a lyre. The triangular end panels show fanciful scenes, found damaged.

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  • Peace side - wide layout  Hollow box, possibly part of a musical instrument; decorated on all four sides with inlaid mosaic scenes made from shell, red limestone and lapis lazuli, set in bitumen. One of the long sides shows a war scene; a Sumerian army with chariots and infantry charges the enemy; prisoners are brought before the king, who is accompanied by guards and has his own chariot waiting behind him. The other long side shows scenes of peace; men are bringing animals, fish etc; at the top the king banquets with friends; they are entertained by a singer and a man on a lyre. The triangular end panels show fanciful scenes, found damaged.

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  • War side square format  Hollow box, possibly part of a musical instrument; decorated on all four sides with inlaid mosaic scenes made from shell, red limestone and lapis lazuli, set in bitumen. One of the long sides shows a war scene; a Sumerian army with chariots and infantry charges the enemy; prisoners are brought before the king, who is accompanied by guards and has his own chariot waiting behind him. The other long side shows scenes of peace; men are bringing animals, fish etc; at the top the king banquets with friends; they are entertained by a singer and a man on a lyre. The triangular end panels show fanciful scenes, found damaged.

    3/4: Left

  • Peace side - square format   Hollow box, possibly part of a musical instrument; decorated on all four sides with inlaid mosaic scenes made from shell, red limestone and lapis lazuli, set in bitumen. One of the long sides shows a war scene; a Sumerian army with chariots and infantry charges the enemy; prisoners are brought before the king, who is accompanied by guards and has his own chariot waiting behind him. The other long side shows scenes of peace; men are bringing animals, fish etc; at the top the king banquets with friends; they are entertained by a singer and a man on a lyre. The triangular end panels show fanciful scenes, found damaged.

    3/4: Right

  • Hollow box, possibly part of a musical instrument; decorated on all four sides with inlaid mosaic scenes made from shell, red limestone and lapis lazuli, set in bitumen. One of the long sides shows a war scene; a Sumerian army with chariots and infantry charges the enemy; prisoners are brought before the king, who is accompanied by guards and has his own chariot waiting behind him. The other long side shows scenes of peace; men are bringing animals, fish etc; at the top the king banquets with friends; they are entertained by a singer and a man on a lyre. The triangular end panels show fanciful scenes, found damaged.

    Front:Right Side

  • Hollow box, possibly part of a musical instrument; decorated on all four sides with inlaid mosaic scenes made from shell, red limestone and lapis lazuli, set in bitumen. One of the long sides shows a war scene; a Sumerian army with chariots and infantry charges the enemy; prisoners are brought before the king, who is accompanied by guards and has his own chariot waiting behind him. The other long side shows scenes of peace; men are bringing animals, fish etc; at the top the king banquets with friends; they are entertained by a singer and a man on a lyre. The triangular end panels show fanciful scenes, found damaged.

    Front:Left Side

  • Peace side; detail of top register showing seated official at banquet; drinking from cup; lyre player and singer  Hollow box, possibly part of a musical instrument; decorated on all four sides with inlaid mosaic scenes made from shell, red limestone and lapis lazuli, set in bitumen. One of the long sides shows a war scene; a Sumerian army with chariots and infantry charges the enemy; prisoners are brought before the king, who is accompanied by guards and has his own chariot waiting behind him. The other long side shows scenes of peace; men are bringing animals, fish etc; at the top the king banquets with friends; they are entertained by a singer and a man on a lyre. The triangular end panels show fanciful scenes, found damaged.

    Detail: Other

  • Peace side; detail of top register showing seated ruler and attendant  Hollow box, possibly part of a musical instrument; decorated on all four sides with inlaid mosaic scenes made from shell, red limestone and lapis lazuli, set in bitumen. One of the long sides shows a war scene; a Sumerian army with chariots and infantry charges the enemy; prisoners are brought before the king, who is accompanied by guards and has his own chariot waiting behind him. The other long side shows scenes of peace; men are bringing animals, fish etc; at the top the king banquets with friends; they are entertained by a singer and a man on a lyre. The triangular end panels show fanciful scenes, found damaged.

    Detail: Other

  • Peace side; detail of top register showing the ruler and attendants  Hollow box, possibly part of a musical instrument; decorated on all four sides with inlaid mosaic scenes made from shell, red limestone and lapis lazuli, set in bitumen. One of the long sides shows a war scene; a Sumerian army with chariots and infantry charges the enemy; prisoners are brought before the king, who is accompanied by guards and has his own chariot waiting behind him. The other long side shows scenes of peace; men are bringing animals, fish etc; at the top the king banquets with friends; they are entertained by a singer and a man on a lyre. The triangular end panels show fanciful scenes, found damaged.

    Detail: Other

  • Peace side; detail of middle register showing attendants bringing sheep and bull for the banquet  Hollow box, possibly part of a musical instrument; decorated on all four sides with inlaid mosaic scenes made from shell, red limestone and lapis lazuli, set in bitumen. One of the long sides shows a war scene; a Sumerian army with chariots and infantry charges the enemy; prisoners are brought before the king, who is accompanied by guards and has his own chariot waiting behind him. The other long side shows scenes of peace; men are bringing animals, fish etc; at the top the king banquets with friends; they are entertained by a singer and a man on a lyre. The triangular end panels show fanciful scenes, found damaged.

    Detail: Other

  • Peace side; detail of bottom register showing attendants, pack carriers and donkeys  Hollow box, possibly part of a musical instrument; decorated on all four sides with inlaid mosaic scenes made from shell, red limestone and lapis lazuli, set in bitumen. One of the long sides shows a war scene; a Sumerian army with chariots and infantry charges the enemy; prisoners are brought before the king, who is accompanied by guards and has his own chariot waiting behind him. The other long side shows scenes of peace; men are bringing animals, fish etc; at the top the king banquets with friends; they are entertained by a singer and a man on a lyre. The triangular end panels show fanciful scenes, found damaged.

    Detail: Other

  • War side; detail of top register showing the ruler's chariot  Hollow box, possibly part of a musical instrument; decorated on all four sides with inlaid mosaic scenes made from shell, red limestone and lapis lazuli, set in bitumen. One of the long sides shows a war scene; a Sumerian army with chariots and infantry charges the enemy; prisoners are brought before the king, who is accompanied by guards and has his own chariot waiting behind him. The other long side shows scenes of peace; men are bringing animals, fish etc; at the top the king banquets with friends; they are entertained by a singer and a man on a lyre. The triangular end panels show fanciful scenes, found damaged.

    Detail: Other

  • War side; detail of bottom register showing donkey drawn chariots and defeated enemy  Hollow box, possibly part of a musical instrument; decorated on all four sides with inlaid mosaic scenes made from shell, red limestone and lapis lazuli, set in bitumen. One of the long sides shows a war scene; a Sumerian army with chariots and infantry charges the enemy; prisoners are brought before the king, who is accompanied by guards and has his own chariot waiting behind him. The other long side shows scenes of peace; men are bringing animals, fish etc; at the top the king banquets with friends; they are entertained by a singer and a man on a lyre. The triangular end panels show fanciful scenes, found damaged.

    Detail: Other

  • War side; detail of middle register showing infantry  Hollow box, possibly part of a musical instrument; decorated on all four sides with inlaid mosaic scenes made from shell, red limestone and lapis lazuli, set in bitumen. One of the long sides shows a war scene; a Sumerian army with chariots and infantry charges the enemy; prisoners are brought before the king, who is accompanied by guards and has his own chariot waiting behind him. The other long side shows scenes of peace; men are bringing animals, fish etc; at the top the king banquets with friends; they are entertained by a singer and a man on a lyre. The triangular end panels show fanciful scenes, found damaged.

    Detail: Other

  • War side; detail of middle register showing Sumerian infantry  Hollow box, possibly part of a musical instrument; decorated on all four sides with inlaid mosaic scenes made from shell, red limestone and lapis lazuli, set in bitumen. One of the long sides shows a war scene; a Sumerian army with chariots and infantry charges the enemy; prisoners are brought before the king, who is accompanied by guards and has his own chariot waiting behind him. The other long side shows scenes of peace; men are bringing animals, fish etc; at the top the king banquets with friends; they are entertained by a singer and a man on a lyre. The triangular end panels show fanciful scenes, found damaged.

    Detail: Other

  • Underside - Modern- a  layer in Photoshop has scale for reference (not visible except in Photoshop).  Hollow box, possibly part of a musical instrument; decorated on all four sides with inlaid mosaic scenes made from shell, red limestone and lapis lazuli, set in bitumen. One of the long sides shows a war scene; a Sumerian army with chariots and infantry charges the enemy; prisoners are brought before the king, who is accompanied by guards and has his own chariot waiting behind him. The other long side shows scenes of peace; men are bringing animals, fish etc; at the top the king banquets with friends; they are entertained by a singer and a man on a lyre. The triangular end panels show fanciful scenes, found damaged.

    Full: Underside

  • Hollow box, possibly part of a musical instrument; decorated on all four sides with inlaid mosaic scenes made from shell, red limestone and lapis lazuli, set in bitumen. One of the long sides shows a war scene; a Sumerian army with chariots and infantry charges the enemy; prisoners are brought before the king, who is accompanied by guards and has his own chariot waiting behind him. The other long side shows scenes of peace; men are bringing animals, fish etc; at the top the king banquets with friends; they are entertained by a singer and a man on a lyre. The triangular end panels show fanciful scenes, found damaged.

    Full: Front

  • Hollow box, possibly part of a musical instrument; decorated on all four sides with inlaid mosaic scenes made from shell, red limestone and lapis lazuli, set in bitumen. One of the long sides shows a war scene; a Sumerian army with chariots and infantry charges the enemy; prisoners are brought before the king, who is accompanied by guards and has his own chariot waiting behind him. The other long side shows scenes of peace; men are bringing animals, fish etc; at the top the king banquets with friends; they are entertained by a singer and a man on a lyre. The triangular end panels show fanciful scenes, found damaged.

    Detail: Other

  • Hollow box, possibly part of a musical instrument; decorated on all four sides with inlaid mosaic scenes made from shell, red limestone and lapis lazuli, set in bitumen. One of the long sides shows a war scene; a Sumerian army with chariots and infantry charges the enemy; prisoners are brought before the king, who is accompanied by guards and has his own chariot waiting behind him. The other long side shows scenes of peace; men are bringing animals, fish etc; at the top the king banquets with friends; they are entertained by a singer and a man on a lyre. The triangular end panels show fanciful scenes, found damaged.

    Detail: Other

  • Hollow box, possibly part of a musical instrument; decorated on all four sides with inlaid mosaic scenes made from shell, red limestone and lapis lazuli, set in bitumen. One of the long sides shows a war scene; a Sumerian army with chariots and infantry charges the enemy; prisoners are brought before the king, who is accompanied by guards and has his own chariot waiting behind him. The other long side shows scenes of peace; men are bringing animals, fish etc; at the top the king banquets with friends; they are entertained by a singer and a man on a lyre. The triangular end panels show fanciful scenes, found damaged.

    Detail: Other

  • Hollow box, possibly part of a musical instrument; decorated on all four sides with inlaid mosaic scenes made from shell, red limestone and lapis lazuli, set in bitumen. One of the long sides shows a war scene; a Sumerian army with chariots and infantry charges the enemy; prisoners are brought before the king, who is accompanied by guards and has his own chariot waiting behind him. The other long side shows scenes of peace; men are bringing animals, fish etc; at the top the king banquets with friends; they are entertained by a singer and a man on a lyre. The triangular end panels show fanciful scenes, found damaged.

    Detail: Other

  • Hollow box, possibly part of a musical instrument; decorated on all four sides with inlaid mosaic scenes made from shell, red limestone and lapis lazuli, set in bitumen. One of the long sides shows a war scene; a Sumerian army with chariots and infantry charges the enemy; prisoners are brought before the king, who is accompanied by guards and has his own chariot waiting behind him. The other long side shows scenes of peace; men are bringing animals, fish etc; at the top the king banquets with friends; they are entertained by a singer and a man on a lyre. The triangular end panels show fanciful scenes, found damaged.

    Detail: Other

  • COMPASS Title: The Standard of Ur

    Unknown

  • Hollow box, possibly part of a musical instrument; decorated on all four sides with inlaid mosaic scenes made from shell, red limestone and lapis lazuli, set in bitumen. One side shows a war scene; a Sumerian army with chariots and infantry charges the enemy; prisoners are brought before the king, who is accompanied by guards and has his own chariot waiting behind him. The reverse shows scenes of peace; men are bringing animals, fish etc, possibly as booty or tribute; at the top the king banquets with friends; they are entertained at the right by a singer and a man with a lyre. The triangular end panels show fanciful scenes, found damaged.

    Detail: Other

  • Hollow box, possibly part of a musical instrument; decorated on all four sides with inlaid mosaic scenes made from shell, red limestone and lapis lazuli, set in bitumen. One side shows a war scene; a Sumerian army with chariots and infantry charges the enemy; prisoners are brought before the king, who is accompanied by guards and has his own chariot waiting behind him. The reverse shows scenes of peace; men are bringing animals, fish etc, possibly as booty or tribute; at the top the king banquets with friends; they are entertained at the right by a singer and a man with a lyre. The triangular end panels show fanciful scenes, found damaged.

    Detail: Other

  • Hollow box, possibly part of a musical instrument; details of the war registers.

    Full: Front

  • Hollow box, possibly part of a musical instrument; details of the banqueting scene at the top

    Front:Top

  • Hollow box, possibly part of a musical instrument; decorated on all four sides with inlaid mosaic scenes made from shell, red limestone and lapis lazuli, set in bitumen. One side shows a war scene; a Sumerian army with chariots and infantry charges the enemy; prisoners are brought before the king, who is accompanied by guards and has his own chariot waiting behind him. The reverse shows scenes of peace; men are bringing animals, fish etc, possibly as booty or tribute; at the top the king banquets with friends; they are entertained at the right by a singer and a man with a lyre. The triangular end panels show fanciful scenes, found damaged.

    Full: Front

  • Hollow box, possibly part of a musical instrument; decorated on all four sides with inlaid mosaic scenes made from shell, red limestone and lapis lazuli, set in bitumen. One side shows a war scene; a Sumerian army with chariots and infantry charges the enemy; prisoners are brought before the king, who is accompanied by guards and has his own chariot waiting behind him. The reverse shows scenes of peace; men are bringing animals, fish etc, possibly as booty or tribute; at the top the king banquets with friends; they are entertained at the right by a singer and a man with a lyre. The triangular end panels show fanciful scenes, found damaged.

    Detail: Other

  • Hollow box, possibly part of a musical instrument; decorated on all four sides with inlaid mosaic scenes made from shell, red limestone and lapis lazuli, set in bitumen. One side shows a war scene; a Sumerian army with chariots and infantry charges the enemy; prisoners are brought before the king, who is accompanied by guards and has his own chariot waiting behind him. The reverse shows scenes of peace; men are bringing animals, fish etc, possibly as booty or tribute; at the top the king banquets with friends; they are entertained at the right by a singer and a man with a lyre. The triangular end panels show fanciful scenes, found damaged.

    Detail: Other

  • Hollow box, possibly part of a musical instrument; decorated on all four sides with inlaid mosaic scenes made from shell, red limestone and lapis lazuli, set in bitumen. One side shows a war scene; a Sumerian army with chariots and infantry charges the enemy; prisoners are brought before the king, who is accompanied by guards and has his own chariot waiting behind him. The reverse shows scenes of peace; men are bringing animals, fish etc, possibly as booty or tribute; at the top the king banquets with friends; they are entertained at the right by a singer and a man with a lyre. The triangular end panels show fanciful scenes, found damaged.

    Side

  • Object of uncertain original function. Originally a hollow box, decorated on all four sides with inlaid mosaic scenes made from shell, red limestone and lapis lazuli, set in bitumen. One side shows a war scene; a Sumerian army with chariots and infantry charges the enemy; prisoners are brought before the king, who is accompanied by guards and has his own chariot waiting behind him. The reverse shows scenes of peace; men are bringing animals, fish etc, possibly as booty or tribute; at the top the king banquets with friends; they are entertained at the right by a singer and a man with a lyre. The triangular end panels show fanciful scenes, found damaged.

    Full: Front

  • Object of uncertain original function. Originally a hollow box, decorated on all four sides with inlaid mosaic scenes made from shell, red limestone and lapis lazuli, set in bitumen. One side shows a war scene; a Sumerian army with chariots and infantry charges the enemy; prisoners are brought before the king, who is accompanied by guards and has his own chariot waiting behind him. The reverse shows scenes of peace; men are bringing animals, fish etc, possibly as booty or tribute; at the top the king banquets with friends; they are entertained at the right by a singer and a man with a lyre. The triangular end panels show fanciful scenes, found damaged.

    3/4: Right

  • Object of uncertain original function. Originally a hollow box, decorated on all four sides with inlaid mosaic scenes made from shell, red limestone and lapis lazuli, set in bitumen. One side shows a war scene; a Sumerian army with chariots and infantry charges the enemy; prisoners are brought before the king, who is accompanied by guards and has his own chariot waiting behind him. The reverse shows scenes of peace; men are bringing animals, fish etc, possibly as booty or tribute; at the top the king banquets with friends; they are entertained at the right by a singer and a man with a lyre. The triangular end panels show fanciful scenes, found damaged.

    Side

  • Object of uncertain original function. Originally a hollow box, decorated on all four sides with inlaid mosaic scenes made from shell, red limestone and lapis lazuli, set in bitumen. One side shows a war scene; a Sumerian army with chariots and infantry charges the enemy; prisoners are brought before the king, who is accompanied by guards and has his own chariot waiting behind him. The reverse shows scenes of peace; men are bringing animals, fish etc, possibly as booty or tribute; at the top the king banquets with friends; they are entertained at the right by a singer and a man with a lyre. The triangular end panels show fanciful scenes, found damaged.

    Full: Front

  • Object of uncertain original function. Originally a hollow box, decorated on all four sides with inlaid mosaic scenes made from shell, red limestone and lapis lazuli, set in bitumen. One side shows a war scene; a Sumerian army with chariots and infantry charges the enemy; prisoners are brought before the king, who is accompanied by guards and has his own chariot waiting behind him. The reverse shows scenes of peace; men are bringing animals, fish etc, possibly as booty or tribute; at the top the king banquets with friends; they are entertained at the right by a singer and a man with a lyre. The triangular end panels show fanciful scenes, found damaged.

    Full: Front

  • Object of uncertain original function. Originally a hollow box, decorated on all four sides with inlaid mosaic scenes made from shell, red limestone and lapis lazuli, set in bitumen. One side shows a war scene; a Sumerian army with chariots and infantry charges the enemy; prisoners are brought before the king, who is accompanied by guards and has his own chariot waiting behind him. The reverse shows scenes of peace; men are bringing animals, fish etc, possibly as booty or tribute; at the top the king banquets with friends; they are entertained at the right by a singer and a man with a lyre. The triangular end panels show fanciful scenes, found damaged.

    Full: Front

  • Object of uncertain original function. Originally a hollow box, decorated on all four sides with inlaid mosaic scenes made from shell, red limestone and lapis lazuli, set in bitumen. One side shows a war scene; a Sumerian army with chariots and infantry charges the enemy; prisoners are brought before the king, who is accompanied by guards and has his own chariot waiting behind him. The reverse shows scenes of peace; men are bringing animals, fish etc, possibly as booty or tribute; at the top the king banquets with friends; they are entertained at the right by a singer and a man with a lyre. The triangular end panels show fanciful scenes, found damaged.

    Full: Front

  • The Standard of Ur; originally a hollow box, decorated on all four sides with inlaid mosaic scenes made from shell, red limestone and lapis lazuli, set in bitumen. One side shows a war scene; a Sumerian army with wheeled waggons and infantry charges the enemy; prisoners are brought before the king, who is accompanied by guards and has his own chariot waiting behind him. The reverse shows scenes of peace; men are bringing animals, fish etc, possibly as booty or tribute; at the top the king banquets with friends; they are entertained at the right by a singer and a man playing a lyre. The triangular end panels show fanciful scenes, found damaged and since restored.

    3/4: Right

  • The Standard of Ur; originally a hollow box, decorated on all four sides with inlaid mosaic scenes made from shell, red limestone and lapis lazuli, set in bitumen. One side shows a war scene; a Sumerian army with wheeled waggons and infantry charges the enemy; prisoners are brought before the king, who is accompanied by guards and has his own chariot waiting behind him. The reverse shows scenes of peace; men are bringing animals, fish etc, possibly as booty or tribute; at the top the king banquets with friends; they are entertained at the right by a singer and a man playing a lyre. The triangular end panels show fanciful scenes, found damaged and since restored.

    3/4: Left

  • Top row right.                                                      "The Standard of Ur"; originally a hollow box, decorated on all four sides with inlaid mosaic scenes made from shell, red limestone and lapis lazuli, set in bitumen. One side shows a war scene; a Sumerian army with wheeled waggons and infantry charges the enemy; prisoners are brought before the king, who is accompanied by guards and has his own chariot waiting behind him. The reverse shows scenes of peace; men are bringing animals, fish etc, possibly as booty or tribute; at the top the king banquets with friends; they are entertained at the right by a singer and a man playing a lyre. The triangular end panels show fanciful scenes, found damaged and since restored.

    Detail: Edge

  • The Standard of Ur; originally a hollow box, decorated on all four sides with inlaid mosaic scenes made from shell, red limestone and lapis lazuli, set in bitumen. One side shows a war scene; a Sumerian army with wheeled waggons and infantry charges the enemy; prisoners are brought before the king, who is accompanied by guards and has his own chariot waiting behind him. The reverse shows scenes of peace; men are bringing animals, fish etc, possibly as booty or tribute; at the top the king banquets with friends; they are entertained at the right by a singer and a man playing a lyre. The triangular end panels show fanciful scenes, found damaged and since restored.

    Side : left

  • The Standard of Ur; originally a hollow box, decorated on all four sides with inlaid mosaic scenes made from shell, red limestone and lapis lazuli, set in bitumen. One side shows a war scene; a Sumerian army with wheeled waggons and infantry charges the enemy; prisoners are brought before the king, who is accompanied by guards and has his own chariot waiting behind him. The reverse shows scenes of peace; men are bringing animals, fish etc, possibly as booty or tribute; at the top the king banquets with friends; they are entertained at the right by a singer and a man playing a lyre. The triangular end panels show fanciful scenes, found damaged and since restored.

    Side: right

  • "The Standard of Ur", decorated on four sides with inlaid mosaic scenes made from shell, red limestone and lapis lazuli, set in bitumen. One side shows a war scene; a Sumerian army with wheeled waggons and infantry charges the enemy; prisoners are brought before a larger individual, who is accompanied by guards and has his own waggon waiting behind him. The reverse shows scenes of men are bringing animals, fish etc, possibly as booty or tribute; at the top the same large individual banquets with other men; they are entertained at the right by a singer and a man playing a lyre. The triangular end panels show other scenes; the object was found crushed but has since been restored, and samples retained.

    Full: Front

  • "The Standard of Ur", decorated on four sides with inlaid mosaic scenes made from shell, red limestone and lapis lazuli, set in bitumen. One side shows a war scene; a Sumerian army with wheeled waggons and infantry charges the enemy; prisoners are brought before a larger individual, who is accompanied by guards and has his own waggon waiting behind him. The reverse shows scenes of men are bringing animals, fish etc, possibly as booty or tribute; at the top the same large individual banquets with other men; they are entertained at the right by a singer and a man playing a lyre. The triangular end panels show other scenes; the object was found crushed but has since been restored, and samples retained.

    Detail

  • "The Standard of Ur", decorated on four sides with inlaid mosaic scenes made from shell, red limestone and lapis lazuli, set in bitumen. One side shows a war scene; a Sumerian army with wheeled waggons and infantry charges the enemy; prisoners are brought before a larger individual, who is accompanied by guards and has his own waggon waiting behind him. The reverse shows scenes of men are bringing animals, fish etc, possibly as booty or tribute; at the top the same large individual banquets with other men; they are entertained at the right by a singer and a man playing a lyre. The triangular end panels show other scenes; the object was found crushed but has since been restored, and samples retained.

    Detail

  • "The Standard of Ur", decorated on four sides with inlaid mosaic scenes made from shell, red limestone and lapis lazuli, set in bitumen. One side shows a war scene; a Sumerian army with wheeled waggons and infantry charges the enemy; prisoners are brought before a larger individual, who is accompanied by guards and has his own waggon waiting behind him. The reverse shows scenes of men are bringing animals, fish etc, possibly as booty or tribute; at the top the same large individual banquets with other men; they are entertained at the right by a singer and a man playing a lyre. The triangular end panels show other scenes; the object was found crushed but has since been restored, and samples retained.

    Detail

  • "The Standard of Ur", decorated on four sides with inlaid mosaic scenes made from shell, red limestone and lapis lazuli, set in bitumen. One side shows a war scene; a Sumerian army with wheeled waggons and infantry charges the enemy; prisoners are brought before a larger individual, who is accompanied by guards and has his own waggon waiting behind him. The reverse shows scenes of men are bringing animals, fish etc, possibly as booty or tribute; at the top the same large individual banquets with other men; they are entertained at the right by a singer and a man playing a lyre. The triangular end panels show other scenes; the object was found crushed but has since been restored, and samples retained.

    Detail

  • "The Standard of Ur", decorated on four sides with inlaid mosaic scenes made from shell, red limestone and lapis lazuli, set in bitumen. One side shows a war scene; a Sumerian army with wheeled waggons and infantry charges the enemy; prisoners are brought before a larger individual, who is accompanied by guards and has his own waggon waiting behind him. The reverse shows scenes of men are bringing animals, fish etc, possibly as booty or tribute; at the top the same large individual banquets with other men; they are entertained at the right by a singer and a man playing a lyre. The triangular end panels show other scenes; the object was found crushed but has since been restored, and samples retained.

    Detail

  • "The Standard of Ur", decorated on four sides with inlaid mosaic scenes made from shell, red limestone and lapis lazuli, set in bitumen. One side shows a war scene; a Sumerian army with wheeled waggons and infantry charges the enemy; prisoners are brought before a larger individual, who is accompanied by guards and has his own waggon waiting behind him. The reverse shows scenes of men are bringing animals, fish etc, possibly as booty or tribute; at the top the same large individual banquets with other men; they are entertained at the right by a singer and a man playing a lyre. The triangular end panels show other scenes; the object was found crushed but has since been restored, and samples retained.

    Detail

  • "The Standard of Ur", decorated on four sides with inlaid mosaic scenes made from shell, red limestone and lapis lazuli, set in bitumen. One side shows a war scene; a Sumerian army with wheeled waggons and infantry charges the enemy; prisoners are brought before a larger individual, who is accompanied by guards and has his own waggon waiting behind him. The reverse shows scenes of men are bringing animals, fish etc, possibly as booty or tribute; at the top the same large individual banquets with other men; they are entertained at the right by a singer and a man playing a lyre. The triangular end panels show other scenes; the object was found crushed but has since been restored, and samples retained.

    Detail

  • "The Standard of Ur", decorated on four sides with inlaid mosaic scenes made from shell, red limestone and lapis lazuli, set in bitumen. One side shows a war scene; a Sumerian army with wheeled waggons and infantry charges the enemy; prisoners are brought before a larger individual, who is accompanied by guards and has his own waggon waiting behind him. The reverse shows scenes of men are bringing animals, fish etc, possibly as booty or tribute; at the top the same large individual banquets with other men; they are entertained at the right by a singer and a man playing a lyre. The triangular end panels show other scenes; the object was found crushed but has since been restored, and samples retained.

    Detail

  • "The Standard of Ur", decorated on four sides with inlaid mosaic scenes made from shell, red limestone and lapis lazuli, set in bitumen. One side shows a war scene; a Sumerian army with wheeled waggons and infantry charges the enemy; prisoners are brought before a larger individual, who is accompanied by guards and has his own waggon waiting behind him. The reverse shows scenes of men are bringing animals, fish etc, possibly as booty or tribute; at the top the same large individual banquets with other men; they are entertained at the right by a singer and a man playing a lyre. The triangular end panels show other scenes; the object was found crushed but has since been restored, and samples retained.

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  • "The Standard of Ur", decorated on four sides with inlaid mosaic scenes made from shell, red limestone and lapis lazuli, set in bitumen. One side shows a war scene; a Sumerian army with wheeled waggons and infantry charges the enemy; prisoners are brought before a larger individual, who is accompanied by guards and has his own waggon waiting behind him. The reverse shows scenes of men are bringing animals, fish etc, possibly as booty or tribute; at the top the same large individual banquets with other men; they are entertained at the right by a singer and a man playing a lyre. The triangular end panels show other scenes; the object was found crushed but has since been restored, and samples retained.

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