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Uruk (Ur III period) : Foundation statuette of Ur-Nammu, 2250-2233 BC

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Title: Uruk (Ur III period) : Foundation statuette of Ur-Nammu, 2250-2233 BC
Author(s): Strommenger, Eva
Photographer: Arthur Llewellyn Basham
Keywords: Gudea & Ur II-Isin periods, c. 2290-2040;sculpture;book scan
Description: Figurines of this type were deposited in foundation boxes as a magic protection for the building. An inscription on the lower part & on tablet names the builder and building. This was for temple of Inanna built by Ur-Nammu, and the basket on his head symbolizes his role as the builder of the temple. -- King of Ur, as basket-carrier, h : 27 cm (British Museum).
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-4183


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