Cuneiform Tablet: Women Harvesting Barley
|Artifact Identification||Cuneiform Tablet: Women Harvesting Barley (1913.14.0997)|
|Classification||Communication Artifacts : Documentary Artifacts : Other Documents|
|Geographic Location||Asia, West, Iraq, Umma|
|Period/Date||Ur III - Umma, 2130–2006 BC|
|Dimension 1 (Length)||4.6 cm|
|Dimension 2 (Width)||4.0 cm|
|Dimension 3 (Depth)||1.6 cm|
|Measuring Remarks||On Display.|
|Manufacturing Processes||Inscribing, Handbuilding, Firing|
|Munsell Color Information||waived|
Here women work in the fields: "93 female workers for 1 day for laying down (barley sheaves) by pairs and pressing (them) with the hand-pole and setting barley (sheaves) against sun and gathering them in the Kamari field, Sara field, and Lamah field, From Adu receipted by Adumu.....The year when the boat of the god Enki was launched."
Kang, Shin Teke, Sumerian Economic Texts from the Umma Archive: Sumerian and Akkadian Cuneiform Texts in the Collection of the World Heritage Museum of the University of Illinois, Volume II. Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press, 1973. Text 115.
|Credit Line/Dedication||Edgar J. Banks Collection|