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tablet

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    131236

  • Description

    Clay tablet; letter from Nanni to Ea-nasir complaining that the wrong grade of copper ore has been delivered after a gulf voyage and about misdirection and delay of a further delivery; slightly damaged; 23 + 25 + 3 + 2 ll.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1750BC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 11.6 centimetres
    • Width: 5 centimetres
    • Thickness: 2.6 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Script

        Cuneiform
      • Inscription Comment

        letter from Nanni to Ea-nasir complaining that the wrong grade of copper ore has been delivered after a gulf voyage and about misdirection and delay of a further delivery
  • Bibliography

    • Oppenheim A L 1967a 12 (pp.82-83) bibliographic details
    • Figulla & Martin, UET V 81 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:
    2000, London, Brunei Gallery SOAS, 'Traces of Paradise: Archaeology of Bahrain'

  • Condition

    Fair; slightly damaged.

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1953

  • Department

    Middle East

  • BM/Big number

    131236

  • Registration number

    1953,0411.71

  • Additional IDs

    • U.16814a (excavation number)

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