FOUR SUMERIAN TERRACOTTA CUNEIFORM CONES CIRCA 3RD MILLENNIUM B.C.


FOUR SUMERIAN TERRACOTTA CUNEIFORM CONES CIRCA 3RD MILLENNIUM B.C. Each of tapering form with a rounded flaring head, inscribed in Sumerian cuneiform, the two taller for Priest-King En-metena, circa 2550 B.C., each with an inscription below the head, reading: "For the goddess Inanna and the god Lugal-emus, En-metena, ruler of Lagash, built the E-mus ("House--Radiance [of the Land]"), their beloved temple, entirely(?) he built, En-metena, who built the E-mus temple-- his personal god is the god Sul-MUSxPA. At that time En-metena, ruler of Lagash, and Lugal-kigine-dudu, ruler of Uruk, established a brotherhood (pact) (between themselves);" the two shorter for King Uta-hegal, Fifth Dynasty of Uruk, circa 2055-2048 B.C., one reading: "For the goddess Nanse, the mighty lady, the lady of the boundary, Utu-hegal, king of the four quarters, restored into her (Nanse's) hands the border of Lagash on which the man of Ur had laid a claim;" the other reading: "For the god Ningirsu, mighty champion of the god Enlil, Utu-hegal, king of the four quarters, restored into his (Ningirsu's) hands the border of Lagash on which the man of Ur had laid a claim" Tallest: 10 1/8 in. (25.7 cm.) long (4)

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