A Mesopotamian terracotta cuneiform foundation nail Sumerian, circa 2100-2000 B.C. Inscribed with an inscription of Gudea, ruler of Lagash, recording the rebuilding of the temple of Eninna for the god Ningirsu, 5½in (14cm) long, mounted
Provenance: Victor Gulotta Collection, Massachusetts. Christies London, 15 May 2002, lot 568. Accompanied by a copy of the translation by Professor Lambert.