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Ur III Cuneiform Tablet Containing Receipt for Earthen Vessels

21st century BCE - 20th century BCE

1 15/16 in. x 1 3/4 in. x 11/16 in. (5 cm x 4.5 cm x 1.7 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: T.48
Geography: Asia, Iraq, Dhi Qar, Tell Jokha (Umma)
Classification: Documents and Documentary Artifacts

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  • 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.
  • Third Dynasty of Ur - Refers to the period from about 2112 to 2000 BCE during which Mesopotamia was ruled by a dynasty founded by Ur-Nammu and based in the city of Ur in southern Mesopotamia.

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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
  • M. Civil, "Notes on Sumerian Lexicography, II." Journal of Cuneiform Studies 25, no. 4 (October, 1973):

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