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Economic Document


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Description This small tablet was part of the economic archives of the temple of the sky-god Anu and fertility-goddess Ishtar at Uruk. It records the stipend paid to Ardi-Inninni, son of Ibni-Ishtar of the business firm of Bel-ili on the 2nd day of the month of Tebet in the 6th year of the reign of King Nabonidus (ca. 549 BC).
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
7/02/1974Treatmentcoated
Exhibitions
  • In Search of Ancient Treasure: 40 Years of Collecting. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1978.
Provenance Mrs. John Girwood [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1951, by gift.
Inscriptions [Inscription] [For a transcription, see https://cdli.ucla.edu/P272889]
Credit Gift of Mrs. John Girwood in memory of her husband, Dr. John Girwood, 1951

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Period
ca. 549 BC (Neo-Babylonian; Ur III)
Medium
baked clay
(Ceramics)
Accession Number
48.2030
Measurements
H: 1 1/8 x W: 1 9/16 x D: 5/8 in. (2.9 x 4 x 1.6 cm)
Geography
  • Iraq (Uruk) (Place of Discovery)

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