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Foundation figures or pegs.
25th c BCE Mesopotamian Sumerian (Early Dynastic) Applied Arts

SUMERIAN EARLY DYNASTIC Anonymous (2900 BCE - 2730 BCE) Primary
c. 2494 BCE-2465 BCE
25th c BCE
Bronze
Sumerian (Early Dynastic)
Telloh (Girsu). Iraq.
London. British Museum.
brtm1131
Early Dynastic III. Foundation pegs were buried in the foundations of buildings to magically protect them and preserve the builder's name for posterity.

Caption: SUMERIAN EARLY DYNASTIC | Foundation figures or pegs. | c. 2494 BCE-2465 BCE | Mesopotamian | Sumerian

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