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Weld-Blundell Prism: The Sumerian King-List: What is it?

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford; number: AN1923.444
What is written on it?

Weld-Blundell Prism Face a (a000140)
The Weld-Blundell Prism Face a
  • It is a baked clay "prism" with four equal sides, each about 20cm high and 9cm wide.
  • The centre is pierced vertically so that it can be rotated if mounted on a frame.
  • Each face is inscribed with two closely written columns of text.
  • It is named after the man who gave it to the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford.