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Foundation Tablet

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

Description

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.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Tokens to Tablets: Glimpses into 6000 Years of the History of the Ancient Near East (14 Nov 1987 - Aug 2006) View Objects in Exhibition
Middle East Galleries (21 Apr 2018) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Article] Woolley, Charles L. 1930. "Excavations at Ur, 1929-30". The Museum Journal. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 21. no. 2. pg. 80-121 Actual CitationView Objects related to this Actual Citation

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