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Summary

Stone tablet Third milenium BC.

Class:

  • Relief, votiv stone or altar
  • visible
  • Location ± 5-25 m.
(see also PELAGIOS)

Identifiers:

Nearby

GIRSU

GIRSU Tello. Modern Tell Telloh

Girsu, Ur-nanshe Temple

Ur-inna temple

Stele of the Vultures

Stele found in Sumerian Girsu [Ngirsu] - modern Tell Telloh in Iraq.

Vase Entemena, Girsu [Tell Telloh]

The En-etmena vase is currently in the Louvre Museum (France).

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Surroundings (Panoramio)

Annotation

The stone tablet from Louvre Museum, Paris (AO 221) was found (not in situ) in Tell  K -  a temple of Ningirsu according to A. Parrot. The tablet contains a Sumerian inscription dates back to the to the  Early Dynastic I-II (ca. 2900-2700 BC).  The single large figure wearing a feathered head-band represent most likely the god Ningirsu. This land-sale document seems to be a  precursors to the later kudurru.

See:

  1. Andre Parrot, Tello : Telo, vingt campagnes de fouilles (1877-1933), In: Syria. Tome 26 fasc. 3-4, 1949. pp. 367-368.
  2. Ignace J. Gelb, Piotr Steinkeller and Robert M. Whiting eds., Earliest Land Tenure Systems in the Near East: Ancient Kudurrus. The University of Chicago Oriental Institute Publications, Vol. 104. 1991, No. 18 Figure aux Plumes