Book/Printed Material Inscribed brick, Cuneiform tablet no. 21a

[ Cuneiform tablet no. 21a ]

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[ Drawing of cuneiform tablet no. 21a ]
[ Transcription of cuneiform tablet no. 21a ]

About this Item

Title

  • Inscribed brick, Cuneiform tablet no. 21a

Names

  • Minassian, Kirkor, former owner.
  • Kirkor Minassian Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • [between 858 B.C. and 824 B.C.]

Headings

  • -  Cuneiform tablets--Iraq--Calah (Extinct city)
  • -  Iraq--Antiquities--Specimens
  • -  Sumerian language--Texts
  • -  Calah (Extinct city)
  • -  Shalmanassar III (858-824 B.C.)

Notes

  • -  The brick is in two pieces, the two of which may not even belong together (see also 21b). The brick is carelessly incised, with chicken-foot shaped signs, unlined, reddish on back. Lines 2-4 read as follows: "nu MAN SU MAN KUR as-sur A as-sur / é? NU MAN SU MAN as-sur / MAN MAN SU MAN"
  • -  Images, drawings, and transcriptions of the tablets are also available in digital form on the Library of Congress website.
  • -  Content in Sumerian.
  • -  Acquired by the Library of Congress in 1929 from art dealer Kirkor Minassian as part of a collection of Islamic bookbindings, manuscripts, textiles, and ceramic and metal objects illustrating the history of the development of writing and book arts in the Middle East.
  • -  Description from LC Global Gateways metadata

Medium

  • 1 brick ; 29 x 15 1/2 cm

Call Number/Physical Location

  • PJ3719 .M56 no. 21a

Source Collection

  • Cuneiform Tablet Collection

Repository

  • Library of Congress African and Middle Eastern Division Washington, D.C. 20540

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2020741390

Rights Advisory

  • No known restrictions on use or reproduction.

Online Format

  • image

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Rights & Access

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Credit Line: Library of Congress, African and Middle Eastern Division, Cuneiform Tablet Collection.

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Chicago citation style:

Minassian, Kirkor, Former Owner, and Kirkor Minassian Collection. Inscribed brick, Cuneiform tablet no. 21a. [between 858 B.C. and 824 B.C] Image. https://www.loc.gov/item/2020741390/.

APA citation style:

Minassian, K. & Kirkor Minassian Collection. Inscribed brick, Cuneiform tablet no. 21a. [between 858 B.C. and 824 B.C] [Image] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2020741390/.

MLA citation style:

Minassian, Kirkor, Former Owner, and Kirkor Minassian Collection. Inscribed brick, Cuneiform tablet no. 21a. [between 858 B.C. and 824 B.C] Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2020741390/>.