Cuneiform Tablet

About this object

History of use

Inscribed and sealed clay tablet from ancient Mesopotamia dating to the Third Dynasty of Ur (2112-2004 BC). The tablet records the delivery of the hides of sheep and goats to a leatherworker in the city of Umma in southern Mesopotamia. The text is dated to the first year of the reign of Shu-Shen, and includes the seal impression of the govenor of the city of Umma.

Physical description

Rounded rectangular tablet or reddish clay (part a) with stylus cuneiform impressions. Part b is the imprint from part a.