Chapter 2. Mesopotamian Art, From C. 2000 to 330 BCplate 55. The Worshipper of Larsa (7 3.4 x 5 3/4 in.), bronze, gold, and silver, from Larsa, beginning of the second millenium BC. Musée du Louvre, Paris.
Artifacts of the Royal Cemetery of Ur
Sumerian Bull Lyre, 713BC, Iraq The Sumerians, including the city-state Ur, created some of the most exquisite art of their time, often for religious and funerary purposes. The Sumerian Bull Lyre is part of a group of objects discovered in the late 1920s by archaeologist C. Leonard Woolley, and is composed of gold, silver, lapis lazuli, shell, bitumen and wood. Archeological evidence indicates that lyres were played by both men and women.