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English: Murex (mollusc of the muricidae family) bearing the name of Rimush, king of Kish. The shell comes from the Red Sea or the Persian Gulf.
(For the other dating): following w:Sargon of Akkad-(his father), reign ca. 2270 to 2215 BC, w:Rimush of Akkad's dating is 2215/2214 to 2206 BC.
Français : Murex (mollusque de la famille des muricidæ) portant le nom de Rimush, roi de Kish. Le coquillage provient de la Mer Rouge ou du golfe Persique.
Date circa 2270 BC
Mésopotamie, room 2: Mésopotamie, 2350 à 2000 avant J.-C. environ. Richelieu, ground floor.
This work is part of the collections of the Louvre (Department of Near Eastern Antiquities).
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Credit line old fund
References Musée du Louvre, Atlas database: entry 12118
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Date 2006
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