Foundation nail: kneeling male deity

Chiodo di fondazione con divinita’ maschile inginocchiata
Author: 
Type: 
Sculpture
Year: 
Neo-Sumerian period, reign of Gudea of Lagash (2150-2125 B.C.)
Material and technique: 
Bronze
Origin: 
From southern Mesopotamia, Girsu (Tello), formerly in the Hakky Bey Collection
Inventory: 
Inv. MB 45
Collection: 

Inscribed with a cuneiform dedication in the Sumerian language by Gudea to the god Ningirsu.

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