Akkadian Cuneiform Tablet

Culture: Akkadian
Period: 2300-2100 B.C.
Material: Clay
Dimensions: 5 cm x 3.8 cm
Price: Sold
Ref: 6458
Provenance: From the collection of the British Professor Geoffrey Wilson (1930-2015), acquired in the 1960s. Thence in a London gallery. Last in the collection Dr. D. G., acquired between 1990 and 2019. With a translation and a collection note.
Condition: On the back remains of an old collection label, otherwise very beautifully preserved.
Description: Old Akkadian clay tablet with an extraordinarily finely drawn cuneiform in seven lines on the front and one line at the back. It is about a contract dealing with the payout of bitumen or barley, what is not explicitly mentioned. The translation reads: “12 gur, U-ma; 1 gur, Sukkal-ra; (the goddess) Ur-Inanna; it is Ur-su. The scribe gave it to him.”