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The most common of these available on the market is this one for Gudea of Lagash

Collectors new to this type of artefact should look out for the easily recognizable name:



Another two examples of



In his numerous inscriptions Gudea, governor of the city-state Lagash, related the many pious building projects he carried out and dedicated to the divinities of the city.  The building of the Eninnu, the temple of Ningirsu, seems to have been the great project of his reign.  Two hymns, each written on a large clay cylinder, recount different stages of its construction.


There is another very clear example of the common Gudea cones here to assist you in reading yours.


Next a RARE type of foundation cone of Gudea and one of Ishme-Dagan