Cuneiform Tablet


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Artifact Identification Cuneiform Tablet   (1913.14.1364)
  1. Communication Artifacts
  2. :
  3. Documentary Artifacts
  4. :
  5. Other Documents
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date Mesopotamian, 2130–2006 BCE
Culture Mesopotamian

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 9.7 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 5.0 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 2.3 cm
Weight 123 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Ceramic--Earthenware
Manufacturing Processes Inscribing, Handbuilding, Firing
Munsell Color Information Moderate Yellowish Pink (5 YR 7/4) -ns

Research Remarks

Published Description

This small tablet records the animals received during one day for the military kitchens. The large tablet is the total inventory of animals received during a month. The magnitude of that operation may be judged by the fact that 1,350 animals were consumed by the soldiers. The daily accounts reappear in the monthly inventory: the small tablet's contents are found recorded in the larger tablet.

Description N/A
CDLI NumberP421257 (external link)
Comparanda N/A

See also 1913.14.1

Artifact History

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

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