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FoundationTablet of Sin-kashid, King of Uruk, ca. 1800 BCE

  • Sumerian, Mesopotamian

Clay

  • Overall: 3 1/8 × 2 3/8 × 5/8 inches (7.9 × 6 × 1.6 cm)

Gift of Henry G. Stevens

19.24.29

On View

  • Ancient Middle East Gallery

Department

Ancient Near Eastern Art

  • Old babylonian
  • Clay
  • Cuneiform
  • Tablet
  • Rectangular
  • Iraq

Inscribed, sin-gashid, King of Erech (Genesis X:10): [translated: Sin-gashid | the mighty hero | King of Erech'King of Amnanum | Patron of | the Temple Eanna

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, FoundationTablet of Sin-kashid, King of Uruk, ca. 1800 BCE, clay. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Henry G. Stevens, 19.24.29.