c. 2100 BC
Copper alloy, lost-wax cast
Overall: 17.5 x 4.5 x 7.3 cm (6 7/8 x 1 3/4 x 2 7/8 in.); with base: 20.9 x 6.3 x 9.1 cm (8 1/4 x 2 1/2 x 3 9/16 in.)
John L. Severance Fund 1990.31
The ruler Gudea placed one of these special nails in every temple he built in order to commemorate it.
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