Back to section: The Near East

Statement of accounts on fabrics produced at Ebla

Cast of the original cuneiform tablet
c. 2400-2350 B.C.
Rome, Museo del Vicino Oriente, Università “La Sapienza”
Inv. TM.75.G.1221


Monthly statement of accounts on shipments of fabrics produced in the region of Ebla to kings, queens and court dignitaries. In exchange, the allied cities of Ebla sent valuable products from their own territories, first among them wine.