Cuneiform Tablet


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Artifact Identification Cuneiform Tablet   (1913.14.0432)
  1. Communication Artifacts
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  3. Documentary Artifacts
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  5. Other Documents
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date Ur III, Reign of Ĺ ulgi, 2095-2048 BCE
Culture Sumerian

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 3.1 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 2.8 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 1.5 cm
Weight 15 g
Measuring Remarks Tablet consists of 2 fragments. Measurements are taken of the 2 pieces when they are assembled.
Materials Ceramic--Earthenware
Manufacturing Processes Inscribing, Handbuilding, Firing
Munsell Color Information Light Grayish Brown (5YR 6.5/3) Yellowish Gray (10YR 8/1) -Lighter color Dark Gray (N 2.75/ 5.5% R) -Dark discoloration

Research Remarks

Published Description N/A
Description N/A
CDLI NumberP128807 (external link)
Comparanda N/A

Kang, Shin Teke, Sumerian Economic Texts from the Drehem Archive: Sumerian and Akkadian Cuneiform Texts in the Collection of the World Heritage Museum of the University of Illinois, Volume I. Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press, 1974. Text Number 52.

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication Edgar J. Banks Collection
Reproduction no
Reproduction Information N/A

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