Cuneiform Peg

Unidentified Babylonian maker


2300 BCE


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



Place Made: Arabian Peninsula, Iraq, West Asia, Asia


3000-2000 BCE

Object Name

Written Communication

Research Area

Near East

Not on view


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

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

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

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

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.


Dartmouth Scientific Association; given to present collection, 1923.

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