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Inscribed brick

Period:
Isin-Larsa
Date:
ca. 1895–1874 B.C.
Geography:
Mesopotamia, Nippur
Culture:
Isin-Larsa
Medium:
Ceramic
Dimensions:
Brick: 18.9 x 31.9 x 8 cm (7 1/2 x 12 1/2 x 3 1/8 in.) Inscription: 13 x 10.4 cm (5 1/8 x 4 1/8 in.)
Classification:
Ceramics-Architectural-Inscribed
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1959
Accession Number:
59.41.84
Not on view
1957-58, excavated on behalf of the Joint Expedition to Nippur (Baghdad School of the American Schools of Oriental Research and The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago); acquired by the Museum in 1958, as a result of its financial contribution to the excavations.
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. 118, pp. 161-162, pl. 122.
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