Four Mesopotamian terracotta cuneiform documents
Sumerian, circa 2100-1950 B.C.
Including one nail inscribed for Gudea, ruler of Lagash, recording the building of the temple Eninnu for the god Ningirso, circa 2100 B.C., 4½in (11.4cm) long; a cone of Ishme-Dagan, king of Isin, recording the rebuilding of the city wall of Isin, circa 1950 B.C., 4 1/8in (10.5cm) long; a bulla with cylinder seal impressions and Sumerian writing on the sides, 3rd Dynasty of Ur, circa 2080-2000 B.C., 2¼in (5.6cm) high; and an envelope tablet, unopened, with a legal document in Sumerian, and cylinder seal impressions, dated to the reign of Shi-Sin, king of the 3rd Dynasty of Ur, circa 2030 B.C. 2¼in (5.6cm) high (4)
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