Votive cone


Lagash II, Gudea (reigned c. 2141-2122 B.C.E.)

Cones were inscribed and used mostly for votive purposes. They were placed in the walls of dwellings and public buildings as nails and a number of them were set in the foundations of buildings.

This cone was placed in a building commissioned by Gudea.

FLP 2645.15

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