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Cuneiform Tablet Containing Economic Text

Old Assyrian
1910 BCE - 1830 BCE

greatest length
1 3/8 in. (3.5 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: T.46
Geography: Asia, Turkey, Cappadocia, Kultepe
Classification: Documents and Documentary Artifacts
Culture/Nationality: Assyrian

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  • Anatolian - Refers to the culture and styles that developed in antiquity in the geographical area of modern Turkey.
  • cuneiform - Script originally developed for the Sumerian language in the 3rd millennium BCE, consisting of characters made in clay with a wedge-shaped stylus.
  • inscriptions - Words, texts, lettering, or symbols marked on a work, including texts, legends, documentation notes, or commemoration. For standardized symbols or notations on objects that convey official information, use "marks (symbols)."
  • Mesopotamian glyptic styles - Glyptic styles belonging to Mesopotamian cultures.
  • Old Assyrian - Refers to the first two centuries, 2000-1800 BCE, of the Assyrian period in Northern Mesopotamia. Contact with Anatolia through commerce and trading colonies had a particular influence on the style of the period.

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  • greatest length Dimensions: 1 3/8 in. (3.5 cm)

Bibliography List
The following Bibliography exist for this object:
  • Maria deJ. Ellis, Cuneiform Tablets at Bryn Mawr College The Baghdad School of the American Schools of Oriental Research. Cambridge, MA, 1979
  • A. Goetze, "Texts and Fragments (24-30)." Journal of Cuneiform Studies 8, no. 4 (1954):

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<ref name=BMC>cite web |url= |title=Cuneiform Tablet Containing Economic Text |author=Bryn Mawr College Library Special Collections |accessdate=4/1/2023 |publisher=Bryn Mawr College</ref>

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