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Inscribed cone or nail

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

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

Object Place

Sumer

Accession Number

46.1136

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Foundation deposits