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Cuneiform Tablet

2382 BCE
Ur III (ca. 2100-2000 BCE)
2 1/4 x 1 5/8 in. (5.7 x 4.1 cm)

Babylonian artist

Object Type: Ceramics
Medium and Support: Clay
Credit Line: The C. Herbert Ocumpaugh Collection
Accession Number: 1928.309
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Location: Not currently on view
Collection: The C. Herbert Ocumpaugh Collection

Ur III, Drehem IS i v; Reed delivered to Puzur-Enlil, as per Marcel Sigrist, "Documents from Tablet Collections in Rochester New York," 1991

C. Herbert Ocumpaugh, Rochester, NY (1864-1929); his gift to the University and the Gallery in 1928

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Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative An international catalogue of cuneiform tablets, compiled by scholars at UCLA and the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science. MAG's cuneiforms were examined by a scholar in the summer of 2011.
Ocumpaugh property at 51-55 Main Street East Note from the Rochester Images project, direct url:

"The Ocumpaugh family was prominent in Rochester for many years. E. Ocumpaugh sold ready-made clothing from a shop at 71 Main Street in the 1840s. Later the "Ocumpaugh Building", occupied a space on the south side of the west end of the Main Street Bridge into which the "Y" moved in February 1876. In the mid-1920s, C. Herbert Ocumpaugh presented his collection of Egyptian and Eastern-Mediterranian antiquities to the Memorial Art Gallery."

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