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Foundation peg of Warad-Sin, king of Larsa

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"Peg figure" of King Warad-Sin of Larsa carrying a basket of mortar on his head at the dedication of the Temple, from a foundation deposit.

Provenance

By 1937: with H. Moukammal, Queens, NY; 1937: purchased by the MFA (Otis Norcross fund and by exchange for 30.468 & 30.470) for $1600. (Accession Date: November 17, 1937)

Credit Line

Otis Norcross Fund

Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Babylonian, Isin-Larsa Period, reign of Warad–Sin, 1834–1823 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Findspot

Iraq

Dimensions

Height: 26 cm (10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

37.1151

Medium or Technique

Copper

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Foundation deposits