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Statue of Ur-Ningirsu

AO 9504
Richelieu room 2
Sit at my right hand
until I place your enemies
as a stool for your feet.”

Psalm 110:1

 Statue of Ur-Ningirsu,
engraved with tributaries on their knees

In 1924, the Louvre Museum acquired the body of this statuette from clandestine excavations in Telloh; the head, which entered into a private American collection, was bought by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York in 1947. Since 1974, an agreement between the two museums allows the sculpture to be displayed in its entirety in Paris then in New York alternately, for a period of five years.
The base of this statue of the Prince of Lagash is engraved with kneeling tribute bearers.
It illustrates these words of the psalmist that the Apostle Paul was to apply to Jesus Christ: “The utterance of Jehovah to my Lord is:“Sit at my right hand until I place your enemies as a stool for your feet.” - Psalm 110:1; Hebrews 10:12.

It illustrates Psalm 110.

Standing Statue
of Manishtushu Trampling
the Defeated
Sb 48
 Richelieu room 8
The base of this limestone statue shows the king trampling over
the stretched-out bodies
of his defeated enemies.
The name of their city
is engraved over them.


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