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Foundation deposit of Warad-Sin of Larsa

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Foundation deposit in the form of a plano-convex brick with Sumerian cuneiform inscription. 21 lines on convex side and 20 lines on flat side.

Provenance

By 1941: E. S. David collection, Long Island City, NY; 1941: purchased by the MFA from E. S. David for $400. (Accession Date: November 13, 1941)

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund

Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Babylonian, Isin-Larsa Period, 2017–1763 B.C.

Object Place for Label

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Iraq

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 14.2 x 7.67 x 2.6 cm (5 9/16 x 3 x 1 in.)

Accession Number

41.814

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Foundation deposits