Cuneiform Tablet with Receipt for Grain and Envelope, 2050 BCE

  • Sumerian, Mesopotamian

Sun-dried clay

  • Overall (with mount): 4 3/8 × 4 1/8 × 2 inches (11.1 × 10.5 × 5.1 cm)

Gift of Henry G. Stevens

19.24.27

On View

  • Ancient Middle East Gallery
  • Ancient Middle East Gallery

Department

Ancient Near Eastern Art

  • Third dynasty of ur
  • Clay
  • Cuneiform
  • Receipt
  • Tablet
  • Dried
  • Rectangular
  • Envelope
  • Iraq

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)

Meerchyad, Lina. "Ancient Mesopotamian Seals in the Collection of the Detroit Institute of Arts," Bulletin of the DIA 90, no. 1/4 (2016): p. 61 (fig. 4).

Sumerian, Mesopotamian, Cuneiform Tablet with Receipt for Grain and Envelope, 2050 BCE, sun-dried clay. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Henry G. Stevens, 19.24.27.