- Museum number
Yellowish fired clay brick; nine line inscription of Amar-Suen [Bur Sin] in the centre, stamp impression; second inscription on the left edge.
- Production date
Height: 34 centimetres
Length: 6.50 centimetres (stamp impression)
Thickness: 6.50 centimetres
Width: 11 centimetres (stamp impression)
Width: 16.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
Stone base inscribed "Brick recording the name and titles of Bur-Sin, king of Ur. From Abu-Shahren. [About B.C. 2400]".
P – MJ 16, 302; C – CT 21, 24; T – SAK 196 Pur-sin b; Tr – IRSA III A 3 b; B – Hallo, HUCA 33, 34-5 and 43 Amar-Sin 2 and Borger, HKL 1, 228; Pr – Adab, Bad-Tibira, Eridu, Girsu (Tello), Isin, Kisurra, Sippar, Tell el-Lahm, Ur (and see Adams, Uruk Countryside 217).
Measurements given in CBF Walker (1981), 'Cuneiform Brick Inscriptions in the British Museum': Complete Bricks: 33/30.5 x 33/29.5 x 8/5.5 cm; Half-Bricks: 34/30 x 16.5/15.5 x 7.5/7 (indicates range of sizes attested on the Amar-Suen no. 2 bricks catalogued).
- On display (G1/wp69/sh3)
- Exhibition history
Enlightenment gallery, from Nov 2003
- Middle East
- BM/Big number
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 161 (exhibition number)
Miscellaneous number: 70 (marked on object)