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Cuneiform tablet impressed with cylinder seal: receipt of glue

Period:
Ur III
Date:
ca. 2049 B.C.
Geography:
Mesopotamia, probably from Drehem (ancient Puzrish-Dagan)
Culture:
Neo-Sumerian
Medium:
Clay
Dimensions:
3.7 x 4.1 x 1.4 cm (1 1/2 x 1 5/8 x 1/2 in.)
Classification:
Clay-Tablets-Inscribed-Seal Impressions
Credit Line:
Bequest of W. Gedney Beatty, 1941
Accession Number:
41.160.236
Not on view
Acquired by the Museum in 1941, bequest of W. Gedney Beatty.
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. 12, pp. 16-17, pl. 12; seal impression: no. 2, p. 169, pls. 12, 125, 140.
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