Foundation nail: sovereign holding a basket on his head

Chiodo di fondazione: sovrano che regge un cesto sul capo
Author: 
Type: 
Sculpture
Year: 
Ur Dynasty III, reign of Shulgi (2094-2047 B.C.)
Material and technique: 
Bronze
Origin: 
From southern Mesopotamia (perhaps Uruk), formerly in the Tyszkiewicz Collection
Inventory: 
Inv. MB 44
Collection: 

Inscribed with a cuneiform dedication in the Sumerian language by king Shulgi to the goddess Inanna.

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