Foundation Figure


Location: On Display in the Middle East Galleries

From: Iraq | Ur

Curatorial Section: Babylonian

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Object Number 31-17-8
Current Location Middle East Galleries - On Display
Provenience Iraq | Ur
Period Early Old Babylonian Period
Date Made 2000-1900 BCE
Section Babylonian
Materials Copper
Iconography Human | Basket
Inscription Language Sumerian Language

Copper foundation figure: Basket carrier. Inscription engraved on skirt. From the Enki temple built by Rim-Sin in 1822 - 1763 B.C. at Ur. Royal/Monumental text. (CDLI Composite: Q002154). See CDLI for transliteration info.

Height 32.5 cm
Width 10 cm
Depth 5.9 cm
Credit Line British Museum/University Museum Expedition to Ur, Iraq, 1931
Other Number U.15065 - Field No SF | P431793, P270045 - CDLI Number | UM 31-17-008 - Other Number

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