About this object

Inscribed clay tablet with an administrative text giving a list of supplies for a possible construction project at some location away from but near the ancient city of Umma. The inscription reads: [Obverse] 90000 litres of barley (by the measure of) Agade 18000 + 9000 litres of salt 1200 litres of lard 900 small brick moulds [Reverse] 12000 litres of straw (from) Umma Naidmahras the scribe carried it away year 2 month 7.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Writing
  • Culture
    Old Akkadian
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Asia: Western Asia: Iraq
  • Date made
    2340 BC - 2200 BC
  • Materials
    Clay
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Weston Discovery Centre
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum, 1956
  • Collector
    Arnold Joost William Keppel
  • Place collected
    Asia: Western Asia: Iraq
  • Date collected
    1912 before
  • Measurements
    40 mm x 45 mm x 62 mm; 1 9/16 in x 1 3/4 in x 2 7/16 in
  • Related people
    Arnold Joost William Keppel (Collector, previous owner); Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery (Previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

Object view = Humanities
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