Feb 18, 2009
Feb 18, 2009
Feb 18, 2009
Feb 18, 2009
Feb 18, 2009

"Foundation Nail" of Gudea

"Foundation Nail" of Gudea

c. 2100 BC

Copper alloy, lost-wax cast

Overall: 17.5 x 4.5 x 7.3 cm (6 7/8 x 1 3/4 x 2 7/8 in.); with base: 20.9 x 6.3 x 9.1 cm (8 1/4 x 2 1/2 x 3 9/16 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 1990.31

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The ruler Gudea placed one of these special nails in every temple he built in order to commemorate it.

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