Vessel stand with ibex support Period: Early Dynastic III Date: ca. Geography: Mesopotamia Culture: Sumerian Medium: Copper alloy, inlaid with shell and lapis lazuli Dimensions: H. x x cm) Classification: Metalwork-Sculpture
“The Instructions of Shuruppak, one of the earliest surviving literary works, is a Sumerian “wisdom” text. This was a genre of literature common in the Ancient Near East intended to teach proper piety, inculcate virtue and preserve community standing.
Cuneiform tablet: administrative account with entries concerning malt and barley groats Period:Jemdet Nasr Date:ca. Geography:Mesopotamia, probably from Uruk (modern Warka) Culture:Sumerian Medium:Clay x x in.
Stele of Ushumgal [MetMuseum] Period: Early Dynastic I Date: B. Geography: Mesopotamia, probably from Umma (modern Jokha) Culture: Sumerian Medium: Gypsum alabaster Classification: Stone-Reliefs-Inscribed