Sumerian Cuneiform Brick from the temple of Ningishzida

Culture: Sumerian
Period: around 2300 to 2100 B.C.
Material: Clay
Dimensions: 32 cm x 32.5 cm
Price: Sold
Ref: 6327
Provenance: Private collection Achim Klett, Bavaria, Germany, acquired 1975. Since then in a family estate. Accompanied by an old collection photograph and a handwritten provenance confirmation.
Condition: Fragment with a wonderfully preserved inscription.
Description: Large fragment of a clay brick with a handwritten, almost completely preserved cuneiform text. The brick originates from the temple of Ningishzida in Girsu, which Gudea, today probably the most well-known ruling personality from Mesopotamia, erected. The translated inscription in ten lines reads: For Ningishzida, his God, Gudea, ruler of Lagas, the constructor of the temple of Ninugirsus E-ninnu, erected this temple in Girsu. With transcription and translation. Mounted.