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Urnanshe (King of Lagash) Relief
The Urnanshe King of Lagash SteleThis limestone stele from ancient Sumer depicts the king of Lagash, Urnanshe, carrying a basket of bricks in the view of his family and also seated at a table. The inscription reveals himself, his family, and his temples and achievements.
"Founder of the dynasty which reigned for nearly two centuries over Lagash, King Urnanshe liked to commemorate his constructions. He had himself portrayed as a simple bricklayer, carrying the brick basket in front of his family, then seated at table. He wears the fur skirt -the so-called "kaunakès"- with its traditional, angular tongue-shaped hangings. The inscription names each member of his family, then lists the main temples built under his supervision" - 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.
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