Tablet with cuneiform inscription

Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Babylonian
Third dynasty of Ur
2813–2290 B.C.


Dimensions

Overall: 34 x 29 x 16 mm (1 5/16 x 1 1/8 x 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.1357

Medium or Technique

Clay

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Inscriptions

Clay tablet with inscription in Sumerian cuneiform: “52 1/3 talents of reeds from Kuli Ur-Shashaga (has received) Month of Shunumun (sixth month of the year).” Receipt for the delivery of reeds. Date fixed by writing in the Third Dynasty of Ur.

Inscription

1 52 2/3 gú / gi-zi
2 ki Ku-li-ta / Ur-sa6-sa6-ga
3 iti Šu-numuna

"52 2/3 talents of fire-reeds
Ur-sasaga (received) from Kuli
(in) the month of Šunumuna."

Credit Line

Gift of the Misses Amy and Clara Curtis