Collection

Ancient Near Eastern

Foundation Nail from the Temple of Nin-Girsu Built by Ur-Baba, Governor of Lagash

Terracotta , H 7

Foundation Nail from the Temple of Nin-Girsu Built by Ur-Baba, Governor of Lagash

Babylon, ca 2250 B.C.

This inscribed foundation cone commemorates the building of a temple to the god Nin-Girsu by Ur-Baba.

Gift of Edward Nagel

1981.74.16

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Foundation Nail from the Temple of Nin-Girsu Built by Ur-Baba, Governor of Lagash

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