The cuneiform inscription reads, "Irara dedicated (this bowl) to Inana (for) Keš-pa’e, sanga of Keš, son of Gabašu." Kešpa’e was the priest-king of Keš, a city at the eastern edge of Sumer, near modern-day Tulul al-Baqarat. For a similar example, see the bowl in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, pp. 43-44 in A. Goetze, "Early Dynastic dedication inscriptions from Nippur," Journal of Cuneiform Studies, vol. XXIII, no. 2.