Ur-Nammu was king of Ur in ancient Mesopotamia (southern Iraq) around 2000 B.C. In 1925 a joint expedition from the University of Pennsylvania Museum and the British Museum discovered dozens of fragments of a monument in honor of Ur-Nammu. Because such works have rarely survived, the stela became one of the most famous examples of Near Eastern art, a status it retains today. The stela had been ten feet high with registers in relief of scenes of religious practices on both front and back. By 1927 the best pieces had been ...

The "Ur-Nammu" Stela 2006, University of Pennsylvania Museum Publications, Philadelphia

ISBN-13: 9781931707893

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The "Ur-Nammu" Stela 2002, University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, PA

ISBN-13: 9780924171871