A CUNEIFORM CLAY FOUNDATION CONE
CIRCA 2141-2122 B.C.
For Gudea, ruler of Lagash, commemorating the building of the temple of E-ninnu in the city of Lagash for the god Ningirsu, 3¾ in. (9.5 cm.) long; a Tepe Sialk pottery beak-spouted jug, 7½ in. (19 cm.) high; a Tepe Sialk pottery high footed bowl, 6 in. (15.2 cm.) high, both circa 1000-800 B.C.; a Jemdet Nasr pottery jar with ovoid body, circa 3100 B.C., 8 in. (20.3 cm.) high; and a Near Eastern pottery twin-handled jar with incised ridged line around the neck, 1st millennium B.C., 5 in. (12.7 cm.) high (5)
With Charles Ede Ltd, London, 1979 (item one), 1991 (item two), 1989 (item three) and 1990 (item four).
English private collection.