Sumerian Cuneiform Brick with an Inscription of Amar-Sin

Culture: Sumerian
Period: 2046-2038 B.C.
Material: Clay
Dimensions: 26,5 cm x 26,6 cm
Price: Sold
Ref: 6265
Provenance: Private collection Achim Klett, Bavaria, Germany, acquired 1975. Since then in a family estate. With an old photograph showing the collection and a handwritten provenance confirmation.
Condition: Almost complete brick with minor chips.
Description: Complete clay brick with an inscription bearing the name of Amar-Sin, third king of the third dynasty from Ur. Amar-Sin is today known for striving to renovate the ancient sites from Sumer. The hand stamped inscription reads: "Amar-Suen, the one called by (the god) Enlil in (the town) Nippur, supporter of the temple of Enlil, the strong king, king of Ur, king of the four (world) quarters, for (the god) Enki his beloved lord, he (i.e., Amar-Suen) built his (i.e, Enki’s) beloved (temple) Abzu." With remains of bitumen, which was used to build the brick, not readable from the outside, into the wall. From Eridu. Mounted.