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Cuneiform Tablet, between 2112 and 2004 BCE

  • Sumerian, Mesopotamian

Unbaked clay

  • Overall: 3 1/2 × 1 1/2 × 1 inches (8.9 × 3.8 × 2.5 cm)

Gift of Henry G. Stevens



Ancient Near Eastern Art

Prof. Albert Clay, Yale University (New Haven, Connecticut, USA)

purchased by Henry Glover Stevens (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

1919-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Liu, Changyu. "Twenty-Three Ur III Texts from Detroit Institute of Arts," Bulletin of the John Rylands Library, vol. 98, no. 2 (Autumn 2022): pp. 1-47; p. 15 no. 15, p. 38 (ill.) [titled List of Barley].

Sumerian, Mesopotamian, Cuneiform Tablet, between 2112 and 2004 BCE, unbaked clay. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Henry G. Stevens, 19.24.2.