- Museum number
Fired clay brick; Kurigalzu no. 15; cuneiform inscription stamped on edge in eight lines.
Length: 34.50 centimetres
Thickness: 9.50 centimetres
Width: 33.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
P – Al-Jumaily, Sumer 27 Arabic section, p. 82 a; C – Al-Jumaily, pl. 14 fig. 31; T & Tr – Schrader, KB 3/1, 154f. a, and Poebel, AS 14, 1; B – Brinkman, LSKH I 213, Q. 2.15; Pr – Dur Kurigalzu.
The copy in 1 R incorrectly shows a ruling between the two parts of line 6; this does not appear on any British Museum brick. The 1 R copy is presumably taken from 1979,1220.202 (BM. 90339) and 1979,1220.285 (BM. 90583 & 90724), since these are the only bricks which divide line 6 after ‘é’; the remainder divide after ‘ki’. Both types of stamp are illustrated by Al-Jumaily.
Measurements given in CBF Walker (1981), 'Cuneiform Brick Inscriptions in the British Museum': 40/29 x 40/27.5 x 11.5/7 cm (indicates range of sizes attested on the Kurigalzu no. 15 bricks catalogued).
- Not on display
- 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.762 (exhibition number)