Description (Catalog Card): Gold Wig. Of Mes-kalam-dug. A casque of hammered gold with engraved detail representing the hair and beard. The hair on top of the head is in long combed and slightly waved tresses coming from a parting which goes right across from front to back down to the ears: it has a long tress bound round the head by a narrow ribbon, and below this are two rows of looped curls: at the back it is gathered into a small chignon: below the looped curls come formal pendant curls 2 rows at the back of the head and 4 rows (for whiskers) in front of the ears. The interior was fitted with a padded cap fastened on by small holes round the edge of the metal: fragments of wool and cloth were found inside. [drawing] 1     
Find Context (Catalog Card): PG 755 in coffin.     
Material (Catalog Card): Gold2     
Measurement (Catalog Card): ht 023 front to back c. 024     
U Number: 10000     
Object Type: Armor and Weaponry >> Helmets      
Museum: The National Museum of Iraq      
Season Number: 06: 1927-1928      
Material: Inorganic Remains >> Metal >> Gold      
Museum Number (IM Number): IM 8269     
Modern Copies: Electrotypes: British Museum-ACa.55, UPM-29-22-2     
[1] Woolley's description
[2] Material as described by Woolley


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PG/755 Typically referred to as the grave of Meskalamdug, items with this name inscribed upon them were found within. It does not, however, appear to be the same Meskalamdug identified as king on items found elsewhere. (none)
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Ur Excavations II; The Royal Cemetery Ur Excavations II; The Royal Cemetery 1934 Woolley, Leonard (none)
UPM Field Photo numbers UPM Field Photo numbers (none) (none) (none)
Woolley's Catalog Cards Woolley's Catalog Cards Card -- BM ID:194 Box:44 Page:37 Card -- BM ID:194 Box:44 Page:37 (none)
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