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Telloh (Fara-Ur I period), Tell K : Votive plaque of Ur-Nanshe, "divine bailiff" of Lagash, Ur I phase, c. 2630 BC

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Title: Telloh (Fara-Ur I period), Tell K : Votive plaque of Ur-Nanshe, "divine bailiff" of Lagash, Ur I phase, c. 2630 BC
Author(s): Strommenger, Eva
Photographer: Arthur Llewellyn Basham
Keywords: Mesopotamia : Eridu-'Ubaid period, Early Sumerian period, Fara-Ur I period, Imperial Akkadian period;sculpture;stone;book scan
Description: Here Ur-Nanshe appears carrying a basket of earth for the construction of the temple. He appears again at the bottom to the right, seated on a throne with a beaker in his hand. He is accompanied by numerous sons and a servant stands behind him. All involved are identified by engraved names. His successor, Akurgal, stands second from left in upper row. It is uncertain whether the first person, differently dressed and emphasized by a larger size, is a daughter, perhaps a high priestess, or a prince initially appointed to succeed him. Also known as the "genealogical bas-relief of Ur-Nina" (see Andre Parrot, Sumer, translated by Stuart Gilbert and James Emmons, London, Thames & Hudson, 1960, Illustration 140, p. 131) -- White limestone, h : 40 cm.
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-4125


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