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Literary Cuneiform Tablet

2nd millennium BCE

3 9/16 in. x 3 1/4 in. x 1 in. (9.1 cm x 8.3 cm x 2.5 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: T.236
Geography: Asia, Iraq, Possibly Ninawa, Possibly Tell Nabi Yunus (Possibly Niniveh)
Classification: Documents and Documentary Artifacts
Culture/Nationality: Akkadian

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  • Akkadian - 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.
  • 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.

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Exhibition List
This object was included in the following exhibitions:
  • Fragmentary Excess: Text, Body, Receptacle Bryn Mawr College , Nov 3, 2017 – Dec 1, 2017

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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

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