Sumerian Cuneiform Brick with an Inscription of Amar-Sin

Culture: Sumerian
Period: 1981-1973 B.C.
Material: Clay
Dimensions: 27.7 cm x 12.5 cm
Price: 4 800 Euro
Ref: 6241
Provenance: German private collection acquired 1978. Thence in a German auction house.
Condition: One break in the left corner, but it does not affect the inscription field.
Description: Rectangular clay brick with an inscription mentioning the name of Amar-Sin, the third king of the third dynasty of Ur. Amar-Sin is today well-known for his attempt to regenerate the ancient sites of Sumer. The hand stamped inscription suggests that the brick originates from a temple or sanctuary in Nippur, where the god Enki was worshipped. On the left side of the inscription field remains of the original bitumen is still preserved, which was used to build in the brick into the masonry to make it unreadable from the outside. Mounted.