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


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: Gift of Milton S. Yondorf, Class of 1944P



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


3000-2000 BCE

Object Name

Written Communication

Research Area

Near East

Not on view

Course History

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

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

ANTH 39.01/MES 3.02, Archaeology of the Middle East, Jesse Casana, Spring 2021

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

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.

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:


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

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