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Fired clay brick; circular inscribed brick; once formed the core of an elaborate pillar; inscription commemorates the building by Gudea of the temple of Imdugud, and the construction therein of a cedarwood portico where justice was administered; 13 ll.
Diameter: 23.50 centimetres
Thickness: 6.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
P – de Sarzec, DC p. 38; C – CT 21, 35; T & Tr – SAK 142 Gudea u; B – Borger, HKL 1, 439 & 2, 248 and Farber, An Or 29A, 67*; Pr – Girsu (Tello), see Parrot, Tello 156-157 and Falkenstein, An Or 30, 121-123.
Measurements given in CBF Walker (1981), 'Cuneiform Brick Inscriptions in the British Museum': 24.5 (diameter) x 5.5 cm (thickness).
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2020 7-18 Mar and 1 Sep-1 Nov, Newcastle upon Tyne, Great North Museum: Hancock, Ancient Iraq
2013 - 2014 22 June - 6 Jan, Toronto, Royal Ontario Museum,'Mesopotamia, Inventing Our World'
2013: 30 Jan-13 May, Museum of History, Hong Kong, 'The Wonders of Ancient Mesopotamia'
2012: 4 May-7 Oct, Melbourne Museum, 'The Wonders of Ancient Mesopotamia'
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- Middle East
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