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012257A

The Standard of Ur, Sumerian artifact excavated from what had been the Royal Cemetery in the ancient city of Ur, dates from around 2600 - 2400 BC. Excavated by British archaeologist Sir Leonard Woolley in the 1920s. A hollow wooden box measuring 21.59 x 49.53 cm, inlaid with a mosaic of shell, red limestone and lapis lazuli. It is currently in a reconstructed state. The Standard of Ur has two main panels, 'War' and 'Peace'. Here in 'Peace' a banquet is represented. Attendants parade animals, fish, and other goods (possibly war booty) before seated figures, while a lyre player entertains the throng.

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The Standard of Ur, Sumerian artifact excavated from what had been the Royal Cemetery in the ancient city of Ur, dates from around 2600 - 2400 BC. Excavated by British archaeologist Sir Leonard Woolley in the 1920s. A hollow wooden box measuring 21.59 x 49.53 cm, inlaid with a mosaic of shell, red limestone and lapis lazuli. It is currently in a reconstructed state. The Standard of Ur has two main panels, 'War' and 'Peace'. Here in 'Peace' a banquet is represented.  Attendants parade animals, fish, and other goods (possibly war booty) before seated figures, while a lyre player entertains the throng.