6685. AN EXCEPTIONAL LARGE CUNEIFORM PLAQUE. Mesopotamia, c. 3rd-2nd millennium BC. 8 x 4 inches. Sawmarks on reverse where removed from a wall. Repaired at top. This brick bears an inscription by the Kassite (Middle Babylonian period) king Kurigalzu I. It commemorates the resotration of the Egabura Temple in Ur for the god Ningublaga. It is a duplicate to other clearly readable bricks and so is completely translatable.
For Ningublaga, the king of UR(?), his king,
(I), Kurgalzu, the mighty king, king of Sumer and Akkad, (re)built the Egabura, the old temple, with baked bricks to last forever, and restored it to its former condition. Very rare, an important dedicatory inscription! $2500