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Writing - Clay or stone tablets

Clay tablet with cuneiform writing, Uruk, ca. 3200 BC, 5.7 x 4.3 cm.

Clay tablet with cuneiform writing, Uruk, ca. 3200 BC, 5.7 x 4.3 cm.

© Vorderasiatisches Museum – SMB, Berlin / Olaf M. Teßmer
Clay tablet with seal impression depicting two goats in front of a building, Ashur, 12th – 11th c. BC, 6.5 x 6.7 cm.

Clay tablet with seal impression depicting two goats in front of a building, Ashur, 12th – 11th c. BC, 6.5 x 6.7 cm.

© Vorderasiatisches Museum – SMB, Berlin / Olaf M. Teßmer
Clay cylinder in cuneiform writing with the name of Assyrian king Ashurbanipal, Babylon, 7th c. BC, Ø 17.6 cm.

Clay cylinder in cuneiform writing with the name of Assyrian king Ashurbanipal, Babylon, 7th c. BC, Ø 17.6 cm.

© Vorderasiatisches Museum – SMB, Berlin / Olaf M. Teßmer

Notice

Material
Clay | Stone
Type
Tablets
Details
Circular, square or rectangular, slightly pillow-shaped. Fragmentary clay envelope. With cuneiform (wedge-shaped) writing. May have inscriptions and/or seal impressions on both sides and/or the borders. Size: 2-20 x 5-30 cm.  |
Red List
Emergency Red List of Iraqi Cultural Objects at Risk - 2015 Update
Countries
Iraq
Period
4th millennium BC – AD 1258