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Auction Closes At: 13:16:00 12/15/2020
Time Remaining: Closed
Lot# & Name: 366. Sumerian Cuneiform Foundation Cone for Governor of Lagash
Estimate: $1,200-$1,800
Current High Bid: $600.00
Auction Closed(Final Price) $600.00

Category: Antiquities
Sub Category: Ancient Near East - Mesopotamia
Culture or Country: Lagash, Mesopotamia.
Period: Gudea, ca. 2250 B.C.
Size: 3-1/8”L.

Description: Tan pottery foundation cone or nail used to dedicate a new edifice by inserting into a freshl;y constructed wall. Covered on pillar with cuneiform inscription attributing the building to Gudea, the Governor of Lagash. Missing tip, light weathering and light earther encrustations. Provenance: Ex. Art for Eternity, NYC., Ex. NY Collection of Daryl G. Kulok, acquired Christies NY, sale 1769. Published: The History of the Book: The Cornelius J. Hauck 1960s Collection, June 27-28th 2006, part of lot 1. Dedicatory inscriptions by rulers of the Neo-Sumerian period (2190-2000 B.C.) commemorating the construction of a building are commonly written on clay in the form of thick cones, or “nails”. These were produced in great quantity with the identical inscriptions and were embedded in the wall fo the new building. In his numerous inscriptions Gudea, governor of the city-state Lagash, related the many pious building projects he carried out and dedicated to the divinities of the city.
Provenance: Ex. Art for Eternity, NYC., Ex. NY Collection of Daryl G. Kulok, acquired Christies NY, sale 1769. Published: The History of the Book: The Cornelius J. Hauck 1960s Collection, June 27-28th 2006, part of lot 1.
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Sumerian Cuneiform Foundation Cone for Governor of Lagash

BIDDER BID QTY Original Bid Time
1. sandrowjw $600.00 1 12/3/2020 4:38:44 AM

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