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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Copper alloy figure of Gudea, kneeling on one knee, holding a cone with an inscription dedicated to Ninsu.

  • Authority

  • Culture/period

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 19.05 centimetres
    • Width: 6.35 centimetres
    • Weight: 1116 grammes
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Comment

  • Curator's comments

    Gudea was an energetic builder of temples; the peg figurines were placed in the foundations and commemorated the ruler's piety.

  • Bibliography

    • Guide 1900a p.126, no. 19 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Exhibition history


    Babylonian & Assyrian Room, Table-Case C (1900 Guide)

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Acquisition notes

    Register: donor's address - 15 Upper Brook Street, presented 10th December 1879.

  • Department

    Middle East

  • BM/Big number


  • Registration number



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