Amazing jewelry from 2500BC…

These amazing pieces were found in Queen Pu-Abi’s tomb from 2500BC from the City of Ur in ancient Mesopotamia (now Iraq)

The gold spiral rings were found by the Queen’s skull. It is thought that they were pressed in the tresses of her hair. They can hardly have been earrings , as Pu-Abi already had a pair of these, but spiral rings were sometimes found close to the ears and may have served various functions.

The gold finger ring (26) with lapis lazuli inlay in cloisons, was one of ten rings worn by Pu-abi.

The gold toggle pin (27) apparently belonged to a spare head-dress which was placed beside Pu-abi’s body. The quadruple spiral motif incised on its head is (25)

Published by Peter Lopez

Peter is a lifelong student of art with a particular passion for jewelry, vintage European cars, movies, books, and history.

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