Item 1989-069-1 - Cuneiform Tablet of Amar-Suen [King of Ur]

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Cuneiform Tablet of Amar-Suen [King of Ur]

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CA UVICARCH SC017-1989-069-1

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  • 2046-2038 B.C. (Creation)

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Provenance: British Museum surplus. [Donor's information]

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Clay tablet (43x51x15mm) with economic text and figures from the first year of the reign of King Amar-Suen. The impression on reverse with a pictorial cylinder seal depicting a seated figure is a rare, early example of pictorial printing.

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Dates to the period of the Third Dynasty of Ur ("Ur III Period"), 2100-2000 BC. This clay tablet is an administrative account of various copper tools and their weights, items which were issued under the seal of the governor of the city Umma. The tablet is dated to the first year of the reign of king Amar-Suen of Ur. There are a number of related tablets dealing with copper tools known. It is written in Sumerian language, 12 lines of cuneiform script, with impression of a cylinder seal. Nearly complete, with chip off the lower edge. Glossy black patina, unbaked. [Source: Dr. Renee Kovacs]

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For images and transliteration, please see: Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI) http://cdli.ucla.edu/P332486

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For 3-D image, please see: UVic Libraries @ Sketchfab https://sketchfab.com/models/f8842a73663e4374bad2a599b70154de

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