Wall cones, nails, or pegs are usually made of clay, but can be made of stone.  Two main types exist, inscribed and not-inscribed.  Inscribed cones bear dedicatory inscriptions from a ruler/govenor to a god or goddess describing achievements and building projects.  Non-inscribed cones can be left plain or the ends may be painted.  These painted cones were grouped together to form patterns on walls.  The shapes of the cones vary based on time period and function.  

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Object U Number Museum Number (UPM Date Reg Number) Museum Number (BM Registration Number) Museum Number (UPM B-number) Description (Catalog Card)
1 (none) (none) (none) Clay Cone. Inscribed.
2 (none) (none) (none) Clay cone. Base of. Inscribed. [Annotated] King's name broken off. Placed in IN/No. 2 Ur Texts I: R.I.135
4 (none) (none) (none) Clay cone. Upper part. Inscribed. [Annotated] Libit-Ishtar. Duplicate of SAKI 204/3 [Annotated] Duplicates - 74. Sumerian inscription of Libit-Ishtar recording of his building of E-gipar, the residence of the high priest in Ur. Inscr. duplicate of clay, Miscell. Inscr. no. 27. Ur TextsI: R.1.106. Placed in IN/No.5
19 (none) 1935,0113.628 (none) Clay truncated cone. (broken). Inscribed on base and barrel. [Annotation] Building inscription of Warad-Sin SAKI-212c. Duplicates:U.334; U.753; U.700; U.878; U.751 [Annotation] Recording the king's building of E-temen-ni-gur-ru, for his life and that of his father Kudur-Mabug. (restores and completes a previously known insription) Placed in IN/No.3. Ur Texts I:R.I.131
74 (none) (none) (none) Clay cone. Inscribed. Upper part. Lower part broken off in antiquity. [Annotated] Duplicate of U.4. [Annotated] Ur Texts I: R.1.106 [Annotated] Placed in IN/No.5.
93 (none) (none) (none) Clay cone. fr. of = Inscribed [Annotated] TTB Neo-Babylonian
99 (none) (none) (none) Fragment of Clay Cone. Duplicate of one found by Taylor with an inscription recording a dedication to the Sun-god by Enannatum, a priest of the Moon-god, for the life of Gunguau, King of Ur (and Larsa).
115 (none) (none) (none) Clay cone. Fr of. Inscribed. [Annotated] Inscription of Ur-Engur, probably concerning E-temen-ni-il. [Annotated] Placed in 1N/No. 4.
131 (none) (none) (none) Clay cone. Fragment consisting of the base and only a few millimeters of the cone proper. Inscribed. [Annotated[ Ur-Engur's inscription concerning E-kemen-ui-il. [Annotated] Placed in 1N/No. 4. [Annotated] Scrapped.
161 (none) (none) (none) Clay cone. Tip of. Inscribed. Ur Engur period. [Annotated] Inscription of Ur-Engur dedicating the E-temen-ni-il to Nannar. Duplicate of cone found by Taylor. See SAKI p. 188, H. Duplicate of U.201. [Annotated] Placed in 1N/No.
169 (none) (none) (none) Clay cone. Inscribed. [Annotated] Inscription of Ur-Engur recording his digging of a canal. Duplicates U. 202, U.526, U. 722, c.j.872 [Annotated] Placed in IN/No4
175 (none) (none) (none) Clay cone. Fr. of Top only with ends of lines. [Annotated] Inscription probably of Ur-Engur. [Annotated] Thrown out
185 (none) (none) (none) Clay cone. Top broken off. Inscription [Annotated] of Ur-Engur, perhaps a duplicate of SAKI p.188, Connagel A. See U.201 [Annotated] Placed in IN/No4
187 (none) (none) (none) Clay cone. Large, fragment of upper part. Inscr.
188 (none) (none) (none) Clay cone.Fr of. Inscription: [Annotated] Probably of Kudur-Mabug, as it mentions buildings in honor of Nannar built "for his own life and for the life of Arad-Sin King of Larsa." [Annotated] Records K-M's building of Ga-nun-mah in gratitude for victory granted by Nammar over the cities of Mashgan-Sabra and Kar-Shamash, and dedicated on behalf of K-M himself and his son Warad-Sin, King of Larsa. [Annotated] Duplicated U.212, U.217, U.325, U.333, U.861-70, U.919 [Annotated] Placed in IN/No.3
201 (none) (none) (none) Clay cone. Lower part. Inscr. [Annotated] of Ur-Engur recording the building of E-temen-ni-il. See SAKI p.188 Tonnagal A. [Annotated] Duplicates: U.214, U.204, U.185, U.243A, U.228, U.229, U.300, U.297, U.301, U.161, U.527, U.528, U.529, U.530, U.531, U.533, U.557, U.701, U.717, U.746-8, U.871, U. 937, U.345, U.326, U.436, U.115 [referencing other sites] [Annotated] Placed in IN/No 4
202 (none) (none) (none) Clay cone. Fragment. Inscription: recording of the building of the canal of Ur. Duplicate of 169 [probably U.169]. Placed in IN/No. 4 [CARD MISSING Typed Transcription from British Museum Card]
204 (none) (none) (none) Clay cone. Base. Inscr. [Annotated] of Ur-Engur. Duplicate of 201. [Annotated] Scrapped [Annotated] Placed in IN/No 4
212 (none) (none) (none) Clay cone. Fr of base of, With remains of inscription below. [Annotated] Building inscription of Kudur-Mabug of U.188. [Annotated] Placed in IN.No. 3
213 (none) (none) (none) Clay cone. Fr of the tip only with traces of inscription. [Annotated] Not inscribed. [Annotated] Placed in IN/No2 [Crossed out] Thrown Out
214 (none) (none) (none) Clay cone. Fr of tip only with ends of lines of inscription. [Annotated] Ur-Engur inscription probably duplicated of U.201. [Annotated] Placed in IN/No. 4. Scrapped
217 (none) (none) (none) Clay cone. Upper part. With most of text preserved. [Annotated] Inscription of Kudur-Mabug in the Sumerian language similar in terms to the brick inscription, but fuller. Duplicate of U.188. [Annotated] Placed in IN/ No. 3.
228 (none) (none) (none) Clay cone. Lower part of. Inscribed. {Annotated] Ur-Engur, duplicate of 201 [Annotated] Placed in IN/No. 4
229 (none) (none) (none) Clay cone. Lower part of. Inscribed. [Annotated] Ur-Engur, duplicate of 201 {Annotated] Placed in IN/No. 5
243A (none) (none) (none) Clay cone. 2 fr of.Base and tip. Inscribed. [Annotated] (A) Inscription of Ur-Engur, duplicate of 201 [presumably U.201]. (B) Only broken signs remain. The two fragments to do not belong to one another. [Annotated] U243A placed in IN/No4 U243B placed in IN/No2.