Weekly Photo Challenge: Resilient…Queen Puabi

Posted: December 31, 2016 in history, Weekly Photo Challenge
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Perhaps the Queen herself isn’t that resilient (after all, if she were alive, she’d be over 4,600 years old), but her jewelry certainly is!  The University of Penn Museum displays this magnificent jewelry from the first Dynasty of Ur, about 2600 BC.  We don’t know for sure that Puabi was a queen, but she certainly was of high status, and when wearing all this, she’d be ready to party in the new year!

© janet m. webb 2016


  1. marianallen says:

    Wow! I’d love to see that on a life-like mannequin. Never mind how precious the materials are — how beautiful is that workmanship!

  2. anne leueen says:

    Wow! This could be seen on the red carpets during award season!

  3. joey says:

    Well that’s beautiful. Meanwhile I’ll be over here in pajamas, head unadorned. Queen of the sofa, obvs. lol 🙂

  4. thirdeyemom says:

    Happy New Year Janet! Wishing you the best for a wonderful 2017!

  5. bythebriny says:

    I collect vintage jewelry (not *quite* this old), so I find this particularly fascinating. Amazing that these pieces have remained in such good condition over 4000 years.

  6. Lindy Le Coq says:

    Lovely antiquity and story. Wishing you a bright and shiny New Year, Janet!

  7. ailsapm says:

    Wow, that’s a whole lot of bling! Wishing you a joyous, laughter-filled 2017, Janet. xxx Ailsa

  8. badfish says:

    always very cool to see stuff from so long ago…and UR!!

  9. 2,600 years later and women haven’t changed one iota – bling, bling, bling!!!
    Happy New Year J. And happy blogging in 2017!

  10. Inger says:

    Pretty amazing! I can just imagine how beautiful she must have looked dressed up in this jewellery:)

    • Sorry for the late reply, Inger. Somehow your comments got routed into my spam folder, along with 16 actual spam jewels. Speaking of jewels, I agree, she must have looked stunning.


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