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Inscribed cone or nail

Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Sumerian
Neo-Sumerian Period, reign of Gudea of Lagash
2144–2124 B.C.


Object Place: Sumer

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: H. .114 D. .048

Accession Number

46.1136

Medium or Technique

Pottery

On View

Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Foundation deposits

Foundation deposit in the form of cone/nail inscribed with dedication in Sumerian.

Provenance

By 1946: with Mrs. Herbert D. Ward, Wellesley; 1948: purchased by the MFA from Mrs. Herbert D. Ward.*

(Accession date: November 14, 1946)

* Three objects, 46.1136-1138, were purchased as a group for $50.

Credit Line

Samuel Putnam Avery Fund