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Votive cone with cuneiform inscription of Gudea

Period:
Neo-Sumerian
Date:
ca. 2090 B.C.
Geography:
Mesopotamia, probably from Girsu (modern Tello)
Culture:
Neo-Sumerian
Medium:
Clay
Dimensions:
Head: 3 1/4 in. (8.3 cm) Total: 3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm) Body: 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm) End: 4 3/4 in. (12 cm) Length: 2 3/4 in. (7 cm)
Classification:
Clay-Tablets-Inscribed
Credit Line:
Purchase, 1886
Accession Number:
86.11.252
Not on view
Acquired by the Museum in 1886, purchased from the Reverend William Hayes Ward.
Spar, Ira. 1988. Cuneiform Texts in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Volume I: Tablets, Cones, and Bricks of the Third and Second Millennia B.C. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 111, p. 155, pl. 117.
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