Foundation Figure of King Shulgi of Ur

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Karen Barrett-Wilt
by Metropolitan Museum of Art
published on 17 June 2014
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Foundation figure of King Shulgi of Ur carrying a basket, copper, c. 2094–2047 BCE. Foundation figures were buried in the foundations of a temple and show the king carrying building materials for the temple. Building and restoring temples was a pious act expected of Mesopotamian kings of this period.

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Art, M. M. O. (2014, June 17). Foundation Figure of King Shulgi of Ur. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/2694/

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Art, Metropolitan M. O. "Foundation Figure of King Shulgi of Ur." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 17 Jun 2014. Web. 28 Jan 2021.

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