Sumerian Cuneiform Clay Tablet

An ancient clay tablet inscribed with nine lines of Sumerian cuneiform script recording the receipt of thirty sheep.

IIIrd Dynasty of Ur,
Ca. 2200 - 2000 BC.
Height:1 1/2 in. (3.8 cm).

Translation:front: 30 sheep (which) Abiltal (acting for) Abba-Shaqqa has received from Dugirruraback: month of Akiti, the year when (the cities of) Urbillunnu and Ki-Mash-Ki were overthrown.

Formerly in a Chicago private collection; acquired at auction in Boston from an early 20th century collection.
Inv#: 8186
Guaranteed Authentic

$4,500

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