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85/452 Tablet, cuneiform receipt for livestock, terracotta, Drehem, Sumeria, 2041 BCE
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Object statement
Tablet, cuneiform receipt for livestock, terracotta, Drehem, Sumeria, 2041 BCE
The tablet was made in Drehem, Sumeria in 2041 BCE. Drehem was a town lying a few miles south of Nippur (modern Nuffar). It was the site on which King Shulgi built a large store-house complex, to which converged tribute and offerings in kind from all over the Sumerian empire.

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Tablet, cuneiform receipt for livestock, terracotta, Drehem, Sumeria, 2041 BCE

Terracotta tablet featuring nine horizontal lines of Sumerian cuneiform incised pictographic script on the obverse and reverse. Text on the obverse of the tablet details a receipt issued from Drehem to Alulu for five sheep, one lamb and four grass-fed male kids to be used for a royal offering. The tablet is dated to the eleventh month of the sixth year of Amar-Sin of the Third Dynasty of Ur. The reverse of the tablet again lists 'Total: five grass-fed sheep. Total: one lamb. Total: four male kids.'

Made: Drehem, Sumeria; 2041 BC
Marks
No marks
85/452
Production date
2041 BC
Height
28 mm
Width
27 mm
Depth
13 mm

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Acquisition credit line
Purchased 1985

This object record is currently incomplete. The information available may date back as far as 125 years. Other information may exist in a non-digital form. The Museum continues to update and add new research to collection records.
Subjects
+ Sumerian Empire
+ Communication
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+ Cyberworlds Gallery
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