Three Mesopotamian terracotta cuneiform foundation nails 3
Lot 93*
Three Mesopotamian terracotta cuneiform foundation nails 3
Sold for £2,000 (US$ 3,361) inc. premium
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Three Mesopotamian terracotta cuneiform foundation nails
Sumerian, circa 2100-1800 B.C.
The largest inscribed for king Ishme-Dagan recording the building of the wall of Isin; the other two with an inscription of Gudea, ruler of Lagash, recording the building of the temple of Eninna for the god Ningirsu, 4¼in-6¼in (11cm-16cm) long (3)

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  • Provenance:
    Dr Aziz Suryal Atiya Collection, Utah, USA, 1950s.
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  1. Claudio Corsi
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