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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    137495

  • Description

    Fired clay brick from the ziggurat at Ur; Ur-Nammu no. 1; cuneiform inscription stamped on face with two accidentally impressed dog's paw-marks near one edge.

  • Authority

  • Culture/period

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 12 inches
    • Width: 12 inches
    • Thickness: 2 inches
    • Length: 30 centimetres
    • Width: 30 centimetres
    • Thickness: 6 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Script

        Cuneiform
      • Inscription Position

        face
      • Inscription Transliteration

        (1) ur – {d}nammu
        (2) lugal urí{ki}-ma
        (3) lú é {d}nanna
        (4) in-dù-a
      • Inscription Comment

        Ur-Nammu no. 1. Stamped inscription.
  • Curator's comments

    P – Boson, Aegyptus 15, 420 no. 1; C – CT 21, 4; T – SAK 186 Ur-engur a; Tr – IRSA III A 1 b; B – Hallo, HUCA 33, 24 Ur-Nammu 1 and Borger, HKL 1, 227 and 2, 127; Pr – Ur.
    Measurements given in CBF Walker (1981), 'Cuneiform Brick Inscriptions in the British Museum': 32/29 x 32/28.5 x 7/5 cm (indicates range of sizes attested on the Ur-Nammu no. 1 bricks catalogued).

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  • Bibliography

    • Walker 1981a 12 bibliographic details
    • Frayne, RIME 3/2 RIM.E.3/2.1.1.2.18 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G1/wp68/sh5

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:
    2003- Nov- BM, G1/Enlightenment

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1935

  • Acquisition notes

    From the excavation season 1933-1934.

  • Department

    Middle East

  • BM/Big number

    137495

  • Registration number

    1935,0112.116

Clay brick from the ziggurat at Ur; Ur-Nammu no. 1; cuneiform inscription stamped on face with two accidentally impressed dog's paw-marks near one edge.

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Clay brick from the ziggurat at Ur; Ur-Nammu no. 1; cuneiform inscription stamped on face with two accidentally impressed dog's paw-marks near one edge.

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