Cuneiform Tablet


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Artifact Identification Cuneiform Tablet   (1913.14.1463)
Communication Artifacts : Documentary Artifacts : Other Documents
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location Asia, West, Iraq
Period/Date Mesopotamian, 1895–1712 BC
Culture Mesopotamian
Location On Exhibitin the Mesopotamia exhibit

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 6.6 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 6.1 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 3.6 cm
Weight 149 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

"O Utu, I would enter the land, the cedar land..../In my city man dies, oppressed in the heart/ man perishes, heavy is the heart,/I climbed the wall, saw the dead bodies..../Man, the tallest, cannot reach to heaven,/Man, the widest, cannot cover the earth,/I would enter the land, I would set up my name,/In its places where the names have been raised up,/I would raise up my name,/...../Utu accepted his tears as an offering...."

Description N/A
Comparanda N/A

See also 1913.14.0001

Artifact History

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

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