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Sumerian Clay Nail or Foundation Cone of Gudea, Governor of Lagash

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Sumerian Clay Nail or Foundation Cone of Gudea, Governor of Lagash
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Modeled in clay, incised with cuneiform, purportedly the clay nail of Gudea, Guvernor of Lagash, c. 2120 BCE. 6"L. Provenance: Purchased from Renee Kovacs in 2000. Condition: repaired crack to underside of head of nail.Note: Clay nails, or foundation cones were used by Sumerians. The clay forms were engraved, baked, and inserted into mud brick walls, and served as dedications for buildings.
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Sumerian Clay Nail or Foundation Cone of Gudea, Governor of Lagash

Estimate $200 - $400
Oct 09, 2022
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Starting Price $100
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0042: Sumerian Clay Nail or Foundation Cone of Gudea, Governor of Lagash
Sold for $1,22563 Bids
Est. $200 - $400Starting Price $100
October Fine Arts & Antiques Auction
Oct 09, 2022 1:00 PM EDT
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Lot 0042 Details
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Modeled in clay, incised with cuneiform, purportedly the clay nail of Gudea, Guvernor of Lagash, c. 2120 BCE. 6"L. Provenance: Purchased from Renee Kovacs in 2000. Condition: repaired crack to underside of head of nail.Note: Clay nails, or foundation cones were used by Sumerians. The clay forms were engraved, baked, and inserted into mud brick walls, and served as dedications for buildings.
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