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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: 2 1/8 in. (5.5 cm)
Top: 5 1/2 in. (14 cm)
End: 4 3/8 in. (11 cm)
Body: 2 3/8 in. (5.9 cm)
Total: 2 7/8 in. (7.2 cm)
Classification:
Clay-Tablets-Inscribed
Credit Line:
Purchase, 1886
Accession Number:
86.11.271
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. 109, p. 154.
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