Ur Animals

Ur Animals

Beasts from the Royal Tombs, A Postcard Book

by University of Pennsylvania Museum

Published by: University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

20 pages, 114.00 x 165.00 x 0.00 mm, 20 color illus.

  • ISBN: 9780924171611
  • Published: January 1998



Lions and rams and bulls! Oh, my! See them in all their golden splendor. This book contains 20 full-color postcards featuring the animals that decorated the treasures of Ur—the gold and lapis lazuli bull-head from the Great Lyre, the gold and lapis lazuli statuette of the "Ram in the Thicket," intricately carved animals and human-headed beasts from the inlaid plaques and engraved seal stones, delicate molded bulls and stags from pendants and clothing attachments, the silver lion head, and many more . . .