Wreath of poplar leaves (Length: 40 cm) made of gold, lapis lazuli and carnelian, found with the body of a female attendant crouched at the foot of Queen Puabi's bier, Royal Cemetery of Ur, ca 2550 BCE.
The Great Lyre: Found in the King's Grave. The head, face and horns are gold foil wrapped over a wooden form. The hair and beard are lapis lazuli, as are the eyes, inlaid into shell. The front panel is shell inlaid in bitumen. This image has been photographically enhanced to improve the color quality and to give an idea of how the lyre looked when it was new, Click on the picture to see the original photograph.