This mace head was inscribed with a cuneiform text. The text says that the mace is dedicated to the god Kindazi by the lady Ninkagina, both on her own behalf and that of Nam-mahani, who was a king of Lagash. The mace head itself has a name, which should inspire potency in the king. From Lagash, Southern Mesopotamia, modern-day Iraq. Neo-Sumerian Period, reign of Nam-mahani, circa 2100 BCE. (The British Museum, London).
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