4 June 2015
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A SUMERIAN INSCRIBED LIMESTONE COSMETIC VESSEL
EARLY DYNASTIC III, CIRCA 2550-2250 B.C.
Trapezoidal in form, with an outsplayed rectangular base and low flaring rim, two depressions on the upper surface, with two lines of partially legible Sumerian cuneiform on the body, probably recording a personal name or the name of a deity
2 3/8 in. (6 cm.) wide
with Elias S. David (1891-1969), New York; thence by descent.
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