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Cuneiform tablet: record of cattle deliveries

Period:
Ur III
Date:
ca. 2052 B.C.
Geography:
Mesopotamia, Drehem (ancient Puzrish-Dagan)
Culture:
Neo-Sumerian
Medium:
Clay
Dimensions:
7.9 x 4.2 x 2.5 cm (3 1/8 x 1 5/8 x 1 in.)
Classification:
Clay-Tablets-Inscribed
Credit Line:
Purchase, by exchange, 1911
Accession Number:
11.217.23
Not on view
Acquired by the Museum in 1911, through an exchange of objects with the Pierpont Morgan Library, New York.
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. 9, pp. 11-13, pls. 8-9.
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