A Mesopotamian terracotta cuneiform foundation nail
Lot 341*
A Mesopotamian terracotta cuneiform foundation nail
Sold for £875 (US$ 1,470) inc. premium
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Lot Details
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

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Victor Gulotta Collection, Massachusetts.
    Christies London, 15 May 2002, lot 568.
    Accompanied by a copy of the translation by Professor Lambert.

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