- Museum number
Fired clay brick from the outer segment of a cyclindrical column; Gudea BF; cuneiform inscription on face in two columns, of six and four lines. There are two finger-holes on the face at the narrow end.
Length: 27 centimetres
Thickness: 7 centimetres
Width: 20 centimetres
- Curator's comments
P – de Sarzec, DC pl. 37 no. 7; C – CT 21, 34; T & Tr – SAK 142 Gudea t; B – Borger HKL 1, 438 and 2, 248 and Farber, An Or 29A, 66*-67*; Pr – Girsu (Tello) and Tell Jidr (Adams, Uruk Countryside 217).
See A. Parrot, Tello, p. 16, 157 and cf. Gudea BG.
Measurements given in CBF Walker (1981), 'Cuneiform Brick Inscriptions in the British Museum': 27 (radius) x 20-7 (width) x 7 cm (thickness) (indicates range of sizes attested on the Gudea BF bricks catalogued).
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- This registration was given to all bricks in the British Museum's collection which had BM numbers but no identifiable registration, except for those lately registered in the 75-7-25 collection. Almost all of them will have been acquired in the 19th century, since the numbers in the series BM 90000-90825 seem to have been allocated in the late 1890's.
- Middle East
- BM/Big number
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: br.851 (exhibition number)