7 December 2000
A MESOPOTAMIAN CUNEIFORM FOUNDATION CONE
Early Dynastic III, Circa 2400 B.C.
Recording the earliest known diplomatic peace treaty, reading, "For Inanna and Lugal-emusha, Enmetena, the governor of Lagash, builder of the Emush, their beloved temple, who ordered (the placing) of these clay nails (in the walls of the temple), Enmetena, who build the Emush, prince of Lagash, and Lugal-kineshdudu, governor of Uruk, concluded a treaty of friendship"
9 in. (22.9 cm) long
Crescent Gallery, Tokyo
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Offered on 6 December in London, Anthony van Dyck’s Portrait of Princess Mary, Daughter of King Charles I of England