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WHA_454JN

The Queen's Lyre. This lyre was found in the tomb of the Queen Puabi. The lapis lazuli, shell and red limestone decoration and the head of the bull are original. The wooden parts, pegs and strings and bull's horns are modern reconstruction. The bull's head is covered with gold. The eyes are lapis lazuli and shell.

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The Queen's Lyre. This lyre was found in the tomb of the Queen Puabi. The lapis lazuli, shell and red limestone decoration and the head of the bull are original. The wooden parts, pegs and strings and bull's horns are modern reconstruction. The bull's head is covered with gold. The eyes are lapis lazuli and shell.