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Clay cone or nail

Foundation deposit in the shape of cone/nail made of clay with inscription in Sumerian: "For Ningirsu (a god) the warrior/hero of Enlil (a god), Ur-Bau, ruler (or governor) of Lagash, the child born by Ningal (a goddess), the guide to the pleasant habitation, the Eninnu (Temple of Ningirsu in...

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Credit Line

Gift of the Misses Amy and Clara Curtis

Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Sumerian, Neo-Sumerian Period, 2144–2004 B.C.

Object Place

Lagash (Tello), Ur-Bau, Sumer

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Foundation deposits