Cuneiform brick

Description
This Mesopotamian sun-baked brick is dedicated to Ur-Ninurta, King of Isin, a town in southern Iraq, but bricks like this are found at any city where he ruled. Only part of the text survives on this brick, the first six lines of a 13 line inscription in Sumerian which reads ‘Ur-Ninurta, pastor who administers everything in Nippur, shepherd of Ur, purification priest who performs the rites of Eridu, the obedient high priest of Uruk, King of Isin, King of Sumer and Akkad, favoured spouse of Inanna.’
Accession Loan No.
397/1975
Collection Class
Foreign archaeology
Common Name
cuneiform brick
Simple Name
brick
Full Name
sundried brick of Ur-Ninurta, Sumerian, cuneiform
Dimensions
H 35 mm; length 57 mm; TH 20 mm
Cultural Group
Mesopotamia
Production Year Low
-1860
Production Year High
-1832
Family Group

Material
ceramic
Collection Site Name
Isin
Collection Country
Iraq
Collection Area Region
Western Asia (Middle East and Near East)
Collection Continent
Asia

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