Foundation Nail Of Ur Ba'u

Foundation Nail Of Ur Ba'u

Ancient Sumer God with Foundation Nail

This copper figurine is of an ancient Sumerian god anchoring the temple with a foundation nail. The second dynasty of Lagash was a few hundred years before Abraham's time. Lagash was a capital city of Sumer situated between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers.

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Foundation Nail of Ur Ba'u
Tello, ancient Girsu
Neo-Sumerian period, 2nd dynasty of Lagash (circa 2130 BC)
Copper
H 29 cm
AO 311
 

Description

"Foundation deposits were buried under the temples. These deposits were composed of a stone tablet and of a pointed copper figurine, intended to anchor, symbolically, the building. The figurine of the foundation of Ur Ba'u, Prince of Lagash, shows a god, half-kneeling, forcing a nail. It was placed in a large vase with a limestone tablet on which were listed the temples built during his reign" - Louvre

Genesis 15:7 - And he said unto him, I [am] the LORD that brought thee out of Ur of the Chaldees, to give thee this land to inherit it.

Foundation Nail Of Ur Ba'u

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