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Inscribed brick

Period:
Ur III
Date:
ca. 2112–2095 B.C.
Geography:
Mesopotamia, Nippur
Culture:
Neo-Sumerian
Medium:
Ceramic, glaze
Dimensions:
Brick: 30.9 x 31.4 x 7.5 cm (12 1/8 x 12 3/8 x 3 in.) Inscription: 11 x 9.5 cm (4 3/8 x 3 3/4 in.)
Classification:
Ceramics-Architectural-Inscribed
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1959
Accession Number:
59.41.86
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.

"Gudea of Lagash," Detroit Institute of Arts, December 5, 1982–July 31, 1983.

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. 116, p. 159, pl. 120.
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