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Stamped brick
Third Dynasty of Ur, reign of Ur-Nammu 2112 BCE-2095 BCE

Medium
sun-dried clay
Measurements
28.3 × 27.3 × 7.1 cm
Place/s of Execution
Ur, Iraq
Accession Number
3117-D3
Department
Antiquities
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1929
Gallery location
The Ancient World
Level 2, NGV International
Description
Square brick of straw-tempered clay stamped with a cuneiform inscription set in four lines within a square. Bitumen, up to 1.0 cm thick, adheres to the back.