22h 45min, jan 21, 2621 y BC - Standard of Ur
Shell, lapis lazuli, red limestone
Sumerian; Mesopotamia (Iraq)
The standard is a trapezoidal box that is covered with inlaid geometric designs and figures. Probably carried on a stick.
The two slides depicted war and peace. The images are shown in registers and king is evident by use of hierarchical scale. Shows the king as a ruler/warrior but also as in intermediary between people and gods.
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