Cuneiform Tablet Envelope, for tablet (43.5.8874) a receipt of two cows transferred by Nasa to Atida, the scribe and son of Itrak-ili, according to a previously written sealed document by Nasa kept by Atida

Unidentified Babylonian maker, Puzris-Dagan, Mesopotamia


Third Dynasty of Ur, 2112-2004 BCE

Overall: 12 5/8 × 11 13/16 in. (32 × 30 cm)

Overall: 20 1/16 × 15 3/8 in. (51 × 39 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Milton S. Yondorf, Class of 1944P



Asia, West Asia, Arabian Peninsula, Iraq


3000-2000 BCE

Object Name

Written Communication


Near East

Not on view

Course History

ANTH 39, Archaeology of the Middle East, Jesse Casana, Fall 2019

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

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 18, 2006-June 17, 2007.

Publication History

Widell, Magnus, Ur III Economy and Bureaucracy: The Neo-Sumerian Cuneiform Tablets in the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College (I). Orient: Reports of the Society for Near Eastern Studies in Japan, 55, 2019, illustration pg. 40.

This object was 3-D scanned by Jason Herrmann in 2016 and made publicly available. The link is pasted below:

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, no. 4.


Milton S. Yondorf, Chicago, Illinois; given to present collection, 1943.

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