Sumerian Creation Epic

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Title

Sumerian Creation Epic

Subject

Tablet

Description

Referred to in the Museum Archives as the "Poebel text." Baked, light brown clay. Large: three columns:made from 3 fragments. Sumerian Epic of Paradise, the Flood and the Fall of Man.

Source

Courtesy of the Penn Museum. Penn Museum Online Collections.

Rights

Image may not be used for print publication or commercial purposes without written approval from the Penn Museum. Object data is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

Format

Clay
Technique: Baked
Iconography: Epic, Paradise, Flood

Language

Sumerian
Cuneiform

Type

Object

Identifier

B4561

Coverage

Nippur, Iraq
Period: Isin
Babylonian

Citation

“Sumerian Creation Epic,” Here and Over There: Penn, Philadelphia, and the Middle East, accessed June 29, 2017, http://nelc133.omeka.net/items/show/34.