Sumerian Cuneiform Tablet from the Third Dynasty of Ur

Culture: Sumerian
Period: Dated to year 44 of King Shulgi of Ur, ca. 2050 B.C.
Material: Clay
Dimensions: 3.7 cm x 3.3 cm
Price: Sold
Ref: 6207
Provenance: American private collection Mary K. F. Leong, acquired between 1980 and 1990.
Condition: A very minor chip at the lower part, which does not affect the sharply written text at all.
Description: Very beautiful tablet with a revolving inscription in 12 lines of Sumerian cuneiform. It is an administrative account of 24 head of cattle (18 grain-fed and 6 standard fed) which were received from an official for various days of the month. It is dated to year 44 of King Shulgi of Ur (ca. 2050 BC), month 3.