Lot 40

TWO CUNEIFORM CLAY FOUNDATION CONES Including a cone inscribed in two columns of text, identifying it as a cone of Gudea, ruler of Lagash, commemorating the building of the temple of E-Ninnu in the city of Lagash for the god Ningirsu, circa 2141 – 2122 B.C., 12cm; and a foundation cone inscribed in two columns of text with a royal inscription of Ishnedagan, king of Isin, commemorating the building of his city wall, circa 1953 – 1935 B.C.,15.2cm long, Provenance: Ex Chrisitie’s South Kensington, Antiquities, 14 & 15 May 2002, lot 569.

Estimate: £600-£800