Foundation Tablet


Location: On Display in the Middle East Galleries

From: Iraq | Ur

Curatorial Section: Babylonian

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Object Number 31-17-7
Current Location Middle East Galleries - On Display
Provenience Iraq | Ur
Archaeology Area Enki Temple area
Period Early Old Babylonian Period
Date Made 2000-1900 BCE
Section Babylonian
Materials Soapstone
Technique Inscribed
Inscription Language Sumerian Language

Soapstone foundation tablet. From the Enki temple buily by Rim-Sin in 1990 B.C. at Ur. Royal/Monumental text. (CDLI Composite: Q002154). See CDLI for transliteration info.

Height 13.3 cm
Length 7.9 cm
Width 2 cm
Credit Line British Museum/University Museum Expedition to Ur, Iraq, 1931
Other Number U.15064 - Field No SF | P431794, P270044 - CDLI Number | UM 31-17-007 - Other Number

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