Lot 307

FOUNDATION BRICK of KING GOUDA dedicated to the god Ningirsu for the construction of the E-Ninnu temple. Sumerian inscription in cuneiform script: ""For Ningirsu, the strong hero of Enlil, his king, Gudea, Prince of Lagash, did what was right, his E-ninnu, the shining thunderbird, he built and restored it."" Mesopotamia, Tellô (ancient Girsu), c. 2120 BC. Length. 32 Width. 27.5 Depth. 8 cm. (accidents and missing parts). Provenance: - sale Me Gérard de Dianous and Me Emmanuel Dard, Marseille, 27 June 2015, n° 117, - collection of an honorary consul of France, Touraine. Foundation brick of King Gudea dedicated to the god Ningirsu for the construction of the E-Ninnu temple. Mesopotamia, Tellô (ancient Girsu), c. 2120 BC.