13849. Well Provenanced Mesopotamian Cuneiform Foundation Cone
Old Babylonian Period (circa 1900-1700 B.C.) Uruk, Babylonia (Warka, Iraq)
Inscribed in Sumerian cuneiform with a palace dedication inscription of King Sin-Kashid of Uruk (1865-1833 B.C.), the text known as Sin-Kashid E22.214.171.124
Size cone 50 mm (h) x 25 mm
Trqanslation: Sîn-kaid, mighty man, king of
Uruk, king of the Amnanum (tribe), provider of
Eanna (= the temple of the goddess Inanna-Ishtar
at Uruk), built his royal palace.
Ex NY private Collection Acq Christies NY Sale 1769, The History of the Book: The Cornelius J. Hauck (1893-1967) Collection, June 27-28th 2006, lot 1 part.
All items are guaranteed authentic as described.