Lot 308

FOUNDATION BRICK of KING AMAR-SIN dedicated to the god Enki for the construction of the Apsu temple. Sumerian inscription in cuneiform writing: "Amar-Sîn, chosen by (the god) Enlil, of Nippur, ruler of the temple of Enlil, powerful king of Ur, king of the four regions (of the world), for (the god) Enki, his beloved lord, built his beloved (temple) Apsu". Mesopotamia, Eridu, c. 2046-2038 B.C. Length 26.2 Width 23.8 Depth 7 cm. (missing). Provenance: - sale Me Gérard de Dianous and Me Emmanuel Dard, Marseille, 27 June 2015, n°118, - collection of an honorary consul of France, Touraine. Foundation brick of King Amar-Sin dedicated to the god Enki for the construction of the Apsu temple. Mesopotamia, Eridu, c. 2046-2038 B.C.