Mesopotamian Foundation Tablet, between 1834 and 1823 BC (Old Babylonian; Isin-Larsa), made of Egyptian blue.
Courtesy & currently loctaed at the Walters Art Museum, USA:


The emphasis on sumptuous materials, such as precious metals and stones, is a common characteristic of foundation deposits. This tablet resembles the semiprecious stone lapis lazuli, prized by the Mesopotamians, although it is in fact made from a less costly material known as “Egyptian blue.” It bears an inscription of King Warad-Sin, ruler of the city-state of Larsa, with a prayer and a dedication.

Mesopotamian Foundation Tablet, between 1834 and 1823 BC (Old Babylonian; Isin-Larsa), made of Egyptian blue.

Courtesy & currently loctaed at the Walters Art Museum, USA:

The emphasis on sumptuous materials, such as precious metals and stones, is a common characteristic of foundation deposits. This tablet resembles the semiprecious stone lapis lazuli, prized by the Mesopotamians, although it is in fact made from a less costly material known as “Egyptian blue.” It bears an inscription of King Warad-Sin, ruler of the city-state of Larsa, with a prayer and a dedication.

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