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Inscribed brick

Period:
Ur III
Date:
ca. 2094–2047 B.C.
Geography:
Mesopotamia, Nippur
Culture:
Neo-Sumerian
Medium:
Ceramic, glaze
Dimensions:
Brick: 31.5 x 31.2 x 5.5 cm (12 3/8 x 12 1/4 x 2 1/8 in.)
Inscription: 17 x 10.2 cm (6 3/4 x 4 in.)
Classification:
Ceramics-Architectural-Inscribed
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1959
Accession Number:
59.41.87
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. 117, p. 160, pl. 121.
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