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Cuneiform Cone of Sin-kashid, King of Uruk, ca. 1800 BCE

  • Sumerian, Mesopotamian

Clay

  • Overall: 2 3/8 × 1 1/2 inches (6 × 3.8 cm)

Gift of Henry G. Stevens

19.24.30

On View

  • Ancient Middle East Gallery

Department

Ancient Near Eastern Art

  • Old babylonian
  • Uruk
  • Clay
  • Cuneiform
  • Tablet
  • Cone
  • Iraq

Inscribed: [translated: Sin-ghashid | the mighty hero | King of Erech | King of Amnanum | Patron of | the Temple of Eanna | built the palace of royalty]

Prof. Albert Clay, Yale University (New Haven, Connecticut, USA); purchased by Henry Glover Stevens (Detroit, Michigan, USA); 1919-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Sumerian, Mesopotamian; Babylonian, Mesopotamian, Cuneiform Cone of Sin-kashid, King of Uruk, ca. 1800 BCE, clay. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Henry G. Stevens, 19.24.30.