Copper peg & limestone tablet by Sumerian

Foundation deposit of: 1) Peg surmounted by the figure of a bull, 19.

Details

Medium:
Copper limestone
Art Fund grant:
£5,000 ( Total: £24,000)
Acquired in:
1974
Vendor:
Robin Symes

4 x 12 cm. 2) Tablet, 10 x 7.5 cm. Both pieces inscribed to record the rebuilding of the temple of the goddess Nanshe in her city of Sirara, by Gudea, ruler of Lagash (c.2100 BC).

Provenance

Charles Gillet, Lausanne.

Venue details

British Museum Great Russell Street, LONDON London WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8299 www.britishmuseum.org

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