Artist Sumerian, Mesopotamian
Title
  • FoundationTablet of Sin-kashid, King of Uruk
Date ca. 1800 BCE
Medium clay
Dimensions Overall: 3 1/8 × 2 3/8 × 5/8 inches (7.9 × 6 × 1.6 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Henry G. Stevens
Accession Number 19.24.29
Department Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View Ancient Middle East Gallery, Level 1 (see map)
Inscriptions Inscribed, sin-gashid, King of Erech (Genesis X:10): [translated: Sin-gashid | the mighty hero | King of Erech'King of Amnanum | Patron of | the Temple Eanna
Prof. Albert Clay, Yale University (New Haven, Connecticut, USA);
purchased by Henry Glover Stevens (Detroit, Michigan, USA);
1919-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)