Cuneiform Peg

Unidentified Babylonian maker, Uruk, Mesopotamia

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2300 BCE

Terracotta

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of The Dartmouth Scientific Association

23.1.7205

Geography/Culture

Asia, West Asia, Arabian Peninsula, Iraq

Period

3000-2000 BCE

Object Name

Written Communication

Classification

Near East

Not on view

Inscription

Incised, obverse, in cuneiform [translation]: "dSuen-ka3-ši-id, / the mighty man, / the king of Uruk, / the king of Am-na-nu-um, / the provider of E2-an-na, / his (own) palace"; incised, reverse, in cuneiform [translation]: "of royalty, / he built."

Course History

ANTH 12.2, Archaeology of the Ancient Near East, Daniel Potts, Spring 2014

ANTH 12.2, The Archaeology of the Ancient Near East, Jason Herrmann, Spring 2013

REL 81, Dickinson Distinguished Scholar Seminar: Orientalism and the Origins of Religion, Susannah Heschel, Fall 2012

Exhibition History

From Discovery to Dartmouth: The Assyrian Reliefs at the Hood Museum of Art, 1856-2006, Alvin P. Gutman Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, October 19, 2006-June 17, 2007.

Publication History

Magnus Widell, From Discovery to Dartmouth: The Assyrian Reliefs at the Hood Museum of Art, 1856-2006, A Selection of Cuneiform Tablets from the Hood Museum of Art's Collection, Hanover, New Hampshire: Dartmouth College, 2006, Old Babylonian Cuneiform Tablets, no. A.

Provenance

Dartmouth Scientific Association; given to present collection, 1923.

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