Cuneiform Tablet

1913.14.0543

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Basic Information

Artifact Identification Cuneiform Tablet   (1913.14.0543)
Classification/
Nomenclature
Communication Artifacts : Documentary Artifacts : Other Documents
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location Asia, West, Iraq, Drehem
Period/Date Sumerian, 2130–2006 BC
Culture Sumerian

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 2.8 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 2.3 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 1.1 cm
Weight 8 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Ceramic--Earthenware
Manufacturing Processes Inscribing, Handbuilding, Firing
Munsell Color Information Moderate Yellowish Pink (5 YR 7/4) -ns

Research Remarks

Published Description

Noted in Database as [ur iii period - umma] for period. A fragmentary tablet with an initial recording of silver and animals received by temple officials and others: "5 shekels of silver, 4 sheep, 1 goat/received by Kas, the equerry;/5 shekels of silver, 4 sheep, 1 goat/received by Shesh-Kalla, the son of Tirgu;/8 sheep, 2 goats, received by Ur-Bau;/2 sheep, 1 goat received by Ur-Urbartab, the priest;/1 sheep received by Niba'e, the priest/..../For the (1st) time."

Description N/A
Comparanda N/A
Bibliography

Kang, Shin Teke, Sumerian Economic Texts from the Drehem Archive: Sumerian and Akkadian Cuneiform Texts in the Collection of the World Heritage Museum of the University of Illinois, Volume I. Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press, 1974. Text Number 155.

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication Edgar J. Banks Collection
Reproduction no
Reproduction Information N/A

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