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Tablet with Seal Impression
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Tablet with Seal Impression

Description Conservation Provenance Inscription Credit
Description Before the writing was added, this tablet, a receipt, was marked with a cylinder seal dated to the reign of King Shulgi of Ur. Still visible are a standing figure of a worshiper with one hand raised and three lines of an inscription with the name of a scribe, suggesting that the seal may have belonged to the person who wrote the tablet.
Date Description Narrative
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore, [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Sadie Jones (Mrs. Henry Walters), New York, 1931, by inheritance; Joseph Brummer, Paris and New York, 1941, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1941, by purchase.
Inscriptions [Inscription] [For a transcription, see]
Credit Museum purchase, 1941

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2100-2050 BCE (Ur III)
baked clay
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H: 1 3/4 x W: 1 9/16 x D: 1 in. (4.5 x 4 x 2.5 cm)


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