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Foundation nail: sovereign holding a basket on his head
Sculpture
Ur Dynasty III, reign of Shulgi (2094-2047 B.C.)
Bronze

Inscribed with a cuneiform dedication in the Sumerian language by king Shulgi to the goddess Inanna.

Provenance: From southern Mesopotamia (perhaps Uruk), formerly in the Tyszkiewicz Collection
Inventory: Inv. MB 44

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