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THE ROYAL STANDARD of Ur. This object was found by Sir Leonard Wooley in one of the largest graves (PG 779) in the Royal Cemetery of Ur. This object was found by Sir Leonard Wooley in one of the largest graves (PG 779) in the Royal Cemetery of Ur.

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The royal standard of ur

THE

ROYAL

STANDARD

of

Ur


The royal standard of ur

This object was found

by Sir Leonard Wooley

in one of the largest

graves (PG 779) in the

Royal Cemeteryof Ur.


The royal standard of ur

This object was found

by Sir Leonard Wooley

in one of the largest

graves (PG 779) in the

Royal Cemeteryof Ur.

It was lying in the corner

above the right shoulder of a man.


The royal standard of ur

This object was found

by Sir Leonard Wooley

in one of the largest

graves (PG 779) in the

Royal Cemeteryof Ur.

It was lying in the corner

above the right shoulder of a man.

Woolley imagined that it was carried on a pole as a standard, hence

its common name.


The royal standard of ur

This object was found

by Sir Leonard Wooley

in one of the largest

graves (PG 779) in the

Royal Cemeteryof Ur.

It was lying in the corner

above the right shoulder of a man.

Woolley imagined that it was carried on a pole as a standard, hence

its common name.

Another theory suggests that it formed the soundbox of a musical instrument.


The royal standard of ur

This object was found

by Sir Leonard Wooley

in one of the largest

graves (PG 779) in the

Royal Cemeteryof Ur.

It was lying in the corner

above the right shoulder of a man.

Woolley imagined that it was carried on a pole as a standard, hence

its common name.

Another theory suggests that it formed the soundbox of a musical instrument.

It actual real use and purpose is unknown.


The royal standard of ur

The two

main panels

of the Standards are known

as “War” and “Peace”.


The royal standard of ur

The “War” side of the Standard of Ur depicts aspects of a battle and its aftermath.


The royal standard of ur

The most important person


The royal standard of ur

The most important person, probably the ruler,


The royal standard of ur

The most important person, probably the ruler,


The royal standard of ur

The most important person, probably the ruler,

is at the center of the top row.


The royal standard of ur

The most important person, probably the ruler,

is at the center of the top row.

His importance is shown by his being taller than the rest of the figures.


The royal standard of ur

Behind the ruler,


The royal standard of ur

Behind the ruler, is his chariot,


The royal standard of ur

Behind the ruler, is his chariot,


The royal standard of ur

Behind the ruler, is his chariot,

drawn by four wild asses (onagers)


The royal standard of ur

Behind the ruler, is his chariot,

drawn by four wild asses (onagers)


The royal standard of ur

In front of the ruler,


The royal standard of ur

In front of the ruler, nude and bound prisoners


The royal standard of ur

In front of the ruler, nude and bound prisoners


The royal standard of ur

In front of the ruler, nude and bound prisoners are being presented by some of his soldiers.


The royal standard of ur

In the second row


The royal standard of ur

In the second row is a group of almost identical armed soldiers


The royal standard of ur

In the second row is a group of almost identical armed soldiers


The royal standard of ur

In the second row is a group of almost identical armed soldiers and

soldiers in a variety of poses dispatching enemies and leading off prisoners.


The royal standard of ur

In the second row is a group of almost identical armed soldiers and

soldiers in a variety of poses dispatching enemies and leading off prisoners.


The royal standard of ur

The third row shows the ruler’s chariots.


The royal standard of ur

The third row shows the ruler’s chariots.

Each chariot carries a driver and a warrior and is drawn by four wild asses (onagers).


The royal standard of ur

Movement is depicted by the changing gait of the animals.


The royal standard of ur

Movement is depicted by the changing gait of the animals.

Those on the left are walking;


The royal standard of ur

Movement is depicted by the changing gait of the animals.

Those on the left are walking; the next group is cantering,


The royal standard of ur

Movement is depicted by the changing gait of the animals.

Those on the left are walking; the next group is cantering, and the final chariot is at full gallop.


The royal standard of ur

The more rapidly moving chariots all show

naked and dead enemy being run over.


The royal standard of ur

The more rapidly moving chariots all show

naked and dead enemy being run over.


The royal standard of ur

The more rapidly moving chariots all show

naked and dead enemy being run over.


The royal standard of ur

The more rapidly moving chariots all show

naked and dead enemy being run over.


The royal standard of ur

The “Peace” side of the Standard of Ur

is much more peaceful and serene.


The royal standard of ur

The top row


The royal standard of ur

The top row


The royal standard of ur

The top row depicts a banquet.


The royal standard of ur

The main figure of the banquet


The royal standard of ur

The main figure of the banquet


The royal standard of ur

The main figure of the banquet is joined by six other participants, each holding a cup in the right hand.


The royal standard of ur

The main figure of the banquet is joined by six other participants, each holding a cup in the right hand.


The royal standard of ur

Three standing attendants

serve at the banquet.


The royal standard of ur

Three standing attendants

serve at the banquet.


The royal standard of ur

There also is music


The royal standard of ur

There also is music from a lyre


The royal standard of ur

There also is music from a lyre


The royal standard of ur

There also is music from a lyre and maybe singing from the figure with the long hair.


The royal standard of ur

There also is music from a lyre and maybe singing from the figure with the long hair.


The royal standard of ur

The other two rows depict a “parade” of the richness of Mesopotamia (the land of the land of Sumer and Akkad), with Sumerians and representatives from other regions leading bulls and other animals and carrying fish and produce.


The royal standard of ur

The Standard today

is in the British Museum

in London, England.


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