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Mesopotamian life - The Standard of Ur


he “Standard of Ur” is a small trapezoidal box (8.5 Inches high by 19.5 Inches long) whose two sides and end panels are covered with figurative and geometric mosaics made of pieces of shell, lapis lazuli, and red limestone set into bitumen. ... The mosaics on the Standard depict life in early Mesopotamia.

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