- Museum number
Fired clay brick; Ur-Nammu no. 1; cuneiform inscription stamped on face in four lines.
Length: 27.50 centimetres
Thickness: 6.50 centimetres
Width: 18.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
Joined to BM.90793 (same registration number)
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).
- Not on display
- Incomplete and joined to other fragment.
- 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.636 (exhibition number)