London, South Kensington
15 May 2002
AN AKKADIAN INSCRIBED COPPER ALLOY BOWL
CIRCA 2270-2255 B.C.
The hemispherical bowl of hammered sheet metal, with a 3-line cuneiform inscription reading: "Manishtushu, king of the world"
2¾ in. (7 cm.) high; 5 3/8 in. (13.7 cm.) diam.
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Manishtushu was the third king of the Akkad dynasty.
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