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Deity Holding a Foundation Peg
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Deity Holding a Foundation Peg


Description Conservation Provenance Inscription Credit
Description A deity, wearing a divine horned headdress, kneels with a foundation peg inscribed with King Gudea's name. Though the inscription is mostly defaced, it was probably dedicated to Ningirsu, god of the city of Lagash.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
12/20/1977Examinationx-ray fluorescence
Provenance Joseph Brummer, New York; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1923, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Inscription] includes name of King Gudea
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1923

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Period
ca. 2100 BCE (Lagash II; Ur III [Neo-Sumerian])
Medium
cast bronze
(Metal)
Accession Number
54.790
Measurements
6 15/16 x 1 11/16 x 2 13/16 in. (17.7 x 4.3 x 7.2 cm)
Geography
  • Iraq, Telloh (Lagash) (Place of Discovery)

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