Foundation Cone of Gudea, King of Lagash, 2150 - 2125 BCE

  • Sumerian, Mesopotamian

Clay

  • Overall: 3 3/4 × 2 3/8 inches (9.5 × 6 cm)

Gift of the Board of the Antiquaries in memory of Mrs. Cleo Gruber

1983.34

On View

  • Ancient Middle East Gallery, Level 1, West

Department

Ancient Near Eastern Art

Inscribed, cuneiform script, around shaft: [[freely] translated: Gudea, Ensi of Lagash, produced resplendently everything appropriate for Ningirsu, Warrior of Enlil, and built and restored his (Ningursu's temple, called) E-ninnu, the bright Imdugud bird.]

(Charles Ede, Ltd.)

1983-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Sumerian, Mesopotamian; Neo-Sumerian, Mesopotamian, Foundation Cone of Gudea, King of Lagash, 2150 - 2125 BCE, clay. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of the Board of the Antiquaries in memory of Mrs. Cleo Gruber, 1983.34.