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    Sale 5951

    Antiquities Including the Plesch Collection of Ancient Glass

    28 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 97

    A NEO-BABYLONIAN CLAY FOUNDATION BRICK OF NEBUCHADNEZZAR II

    REIGN OF NEBUCHADNEZZAR II, 604-561 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A NEO-BABYLONIAN CLAY FOUNDATION BRICK OF NEBUCHADNEZZAR II
    REIGN OF NEBUCHADNEZZAR II, 604-561 B.C.
    The fragmentary brick with four lines of cuneiform from the standard text: "Nebuchadnezzar, King of Babylon, provider of the temples of Esagila and Ezida, the eldest son of Nabopolassar, King of Babylon", in wood mount
    Mount: 4 x 7¼ x 4¼ in. (10 x 18.5 x 11 cm.)


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    Old ink inscribed collection label on base reading "Brick from Babylon sent by Guillan from Mesopotamia 1918 ..."

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    Provenance

    Plesch collection (Cm 18A); acquired Sotheby's London, 5 June 1979, lot 77.