Neo-Babylonian Cuneiform Tablet


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Artifact Identification Neo-Babylonian Cuneiform Tablet   (1913.14.1741)
  1. Communication Artifacts
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  3. Documentary Artifacts
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  5. Other Documents
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date Babylonian? Sumerian?, 2nd Millennium BC?
Culture Sumerian?
Location On Exhibitin the Mesopotamia exhibit

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 9.0 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 8.1 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 3.4 cm
Weight 179 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Ceramic--Earthenware
Manufacturing Processes Inscribing, Handbuilding, Firing
Munsell Color Information Yellowish White (10YR 9/2)

Research Remarks

Published Description

In this example, a school teacher inscribed one of the popular proverbs of that time, and the student copied it on the reverse: "In the town of the Vagrants, the lame is a courier."

Description N/A
CDLI NumberP421592 (external link)
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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