The 'Ram in a Thicket' (British Museum, Room 56: Mesopotamia) 2600 - 2400 BC. From Ur, southern Iraq. One of an almost identical pair discovered in the Royal Cemetary at Ur. Wooden core with gold, gold leaf, copper, lapis lazuli, shell and red limestone. http://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/highlights/highlight_objects/me/t/the_ram_in_a_thicket.aspx
Ancient Mesopotamia was responsible for some of the very earliest cities, writing, maths, astronomy and amazing crafts. This activity uses object based enquiry to examine the Standard of Ur, the People of Sumer, jewellery design and the relationship between humans and animals.