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Cuneiform tablet: receipt of reeds

Period:
Ur III
Date:
ca. 2040 B.C.
Geography:
Mesopotamia, probably from Drehem (ancient Puzrish-Dagan)
Culture:
Neo-Sumerian
Medium:
Clay
Dimensions:
3.7 x 3.3 x 1.6 cm (1 1/2 x 1 1/4 x 5/8 in.)
Classification:
Clay-Tablets-Inscribed
Credit Line:
Purchase, 1886
Accession Number:
86.11.246a
Not on view
Acquired by the Museum in 1886, purchased from the Reverend William Hayes Ward.
Spar, Ira. 1988. Cuneiform Texts in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Volume I: Tablets, Cones, and Bricks of the Third and Second Millennia B.C. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 23a, p. 30, pl. 22.
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