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Dorothea Chambers Blaisdell
Literary Cuneiform Tablet
Late 2nd millennium BCE
3 5/8 in. x 2 1/8 in. x 1 1/4 in. (9.2 cm x 5.4 cm x 3.2 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
Asia, Iraq, Ninawa, Probably Tell Nabi Yunus
(Probably Kuyunjik (Nineveh))
Documents and Documentary Artifacts
Probably from Ninevah, at time of Layard's excavations
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- Refers to the culture, period, and style in Mesopotamia from about 2340 to 2150 BCE during the rule of the dynasty founded by Sargon of Akkad. This style is characterized by a sense of realism and a high degree of artistic technical achievement.
- Script originally developed for the Sumerian language in the 3rd millennium BCE, consisting of characters made in clay with a wedge-shaped stylus.
- 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.
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This object was included in the following exhibitions:
Beyond the Shores of Tripoli
Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University
, Dec 20, 1979 – Jan 27, 1980
The following Bibliography exist for this object:
"Mesopotamia to Bryn Mawr,"
Bryn Mawr College Alumnae Bulletin
Maria deJ. Ellis,
Cuneiform Tablets at Bryn Mawr College
The Baghdad School of the American Schools of Oriental Research.
Cambridge, MA, 1979
Morris Jastrow, Jr.,
A Fragment of the Babylonian 'Dibbara' Epic
University of Pennsylvania Press.
Philadelphia, PA, 1891
Andrew Oliver, Jr.,
"Beyond the Shores of Tripoli."
Washington Society of the Archaeological Institute of America,
New York, NY.
L'Epopea di Erra
Instituto di Studi del Vicino Oriente, Universita di Roma.
Rome, Italy, 1969
Page Number: 51,
Figure Number: Tav. III-IV
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