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Underside of piece has tag which reads POTTERY BARN. Piece is silver toned at metal. Sides have circular shaped handles,

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Neo-Sumerian Pottery Foundation Cone

Lot 0029 Details

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Ancient Near East, Mesopotamia, Sumer, city of Lagash, Neo-Sumerian period, reign of Gudea of Lagash, ca. 2120 to 2090 BCE. A hand-built pottery votive foundation cone with a conical body surmounted by a discoid head. The body bears 9 columns of inscribed cuneiform text formed by impressing a sharpened stick point into the malleable material just before being placed inside of a kiln. Foundation cones like this example - also referred to as dedication pegs or funerary pegs - were inscribed with prayers or praises for specific gods or rulers. Size: 5.875" L x 2.625" W (14.9 cm x 6.7 cm)

Provenance: ex-estate of Eldert Bontekoe, Pegasi Numismatics, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA, acquired before 2000

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Condition
Chips to areas of inscribed text, with coarse encrustations along body and head, and softening to some remaining cuneiform characters, otherwise intact and very good. Nice earthen deposits throughout.
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Neo-Sumerian Pottery Foundation Cone

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Nov 19, 2020
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Lot 0029 Details

Description
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Ancient Near East, Mesopotamia, Sumer, city of Lagash, Neo-Sumerian period, reign of Gudea of Lagash, ca. 2120 to 2090 BCE. A hand-built pottery votive foundation cone with a conical body surmounted by a discoid head. The body bears 9 columns of inscribed cuneiform text formed by impressing a sharpened stick point into the malleable material just before being placed inside of a kiln. Foundation cones like this example - also referred to as dedication pegs or funerary pegs - were inscribed with prayers or praises for specific gods or rulers. Size: 5.875" L x 2.625" W (14.9 cm x 6.7 cm)

Provenance: ex-estate of Eldert Bontekoe, Pegasi Numismatics, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA, acquired before 2000

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

We ship worldwide to most countries and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience.

#158594
Condition
...
Chips to areas of inscribed text, with coarse encrustations along body and head, and softening to some remaining cuneiform characters, otherwise intact and very good. Nice earthen deposits throughout.

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