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Treasures from the royal tombs of Ur

Author: Richard L Zettler; Lee Horne; Donald P Hansen; Holly Pittman; University of Pennsylvania. Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania, Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This stunning catalogue includes color photographs of more than 230 objects, excavated in the 1930s by renowned British archaeologist Sir Leonard Woolley, from the third-millennium-B.C. Sumerian city of Ur. Learn the fascinating story of the excavation and preservation of these magnificent artifacts.Many of the objects are published in color and fully described for the first time--jewelry of gold and semiprecious  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
Exhibitions
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard L Zettler; Lee Horne; Donald P Hansen; Holly Pittman; University of Pennsylvania. Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
ISBN: 0924171545 9780924171543 0924171553 9780924171550
OCLC Number: 38884371
Notes: Chiefly a catalogue of a traveling exhibition scheduled for eight venues between Oct. 9, 1998 and May 2001. Cf. title page verso.
Description: xv, 195 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 29 cm
Contents: Early dynastic Mesopotamia / Richard L. Zettler --
Ur of the Chaldees / Richard L. Zettler --
The royal cemetery of Ur / Richard L. Zettler --
The burials of a king and queen / Richard L. Zettler --
Art of the royal tombs of Ur : a brief interpretation / Donald P. Hansen --
Cylinder seals / Holly Pittman --
Jewelry / Holly Pittman --
Metal vessels / Jill A. Weber and Richard L. Zettler --
Shell vessels and containers / Kevin Danti and Richard L. Zettler --
Stone vessels / Richard L. Zettler --
Tools and weapons / Jill A. Weber and Richard L. Zettler.
Responsibility: edited by Richard L. Zettler and Lee Horne ; with essays by Richard L. Zettler, Donald P. Hansen, Holly Pittman [and others].
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This stunning catalogue includes color photographs of more than 230 objects, excavated in the 1930s by renowned British archaeologist Sir Leonard Woolley, from the third-millennium-B.C. Sumerian city of Ur. Learn the fascinating story of the excavation and preservation of these magnificent artifacts.Many of the objects are published in color and fully described for the first time--jewelry of gold and semiprecious stones, engraved seal stones, spectacular gold and lapis lazuli statuettes and musical instruments; and vessels of gold, silver, and alabaster. Curator Richard Zettler sets the stage with a history of Ur in the third millennium and the details of the actual excavations. Art historians Donald Hansen and Holly Pittman discuss the historical importance and significance of the many motifs on the most spectacular finds from the tombs.--Amazon.com.

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