Great Lyre with Bull’s Head

From Royal Tomb (PG 789), Ur (present-day Muqaiyir, Iraq). c. 2600-2500 BCE. Wood with gold, silver, lapis lazuli, bitumen, and shell, reassembled in modern wood support; height of head 14″ (35.6 centimeters). University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia.

 

 

 

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Lapis Lazuli