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Tablet Case with Inscription and Multiple Seal Impressions

Unidentified Artist2094 BCE - 2047 BCE

Harvard Art Museums

Harvard Art Museums

Clay tablet encased in clay envelope, with cuneiform inscription written in Sumerian acknowledging the receipt of bitumen to waterproof a boat; multiple impressions of one seal show a figure approaching a seated king, accompanied by a suppliant goddess.

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  • Title: Tablet Case with Inscription and Multiple Seal Impressions
  • Creator: Unidentified Artist
  • Date: 2094 BCE - 2047 BCE
  • Technique: Impressed
  • Physical Dimensions: w4.4 x h5.5 cm
  • Period: Neo-Sumerian period, Third Dynasty of Ur
  • Credit Line: Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Nanette B. Rodney
  • Creation Place: Sumer (Mesopotamia)/Asia/Ancient & Byzantine World
  • Type: Tablets
  • External Link: Harvard Art Museums
  • Medium: Clay

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