Plaster Cast of a Minoan Linear B Tablet
|Artifact Identification||Plaster Cast of a Minoan Linear B Tablet (1913.02.0015)|
|Period/Date||Minoan, Late Bronze Age, 1700–1100 BCE|
|Dimension 1 (Length)||16.3 cm|
|Dimension 2 (Width)||3.2 cm|
|Dimension 3 (Depth)||1.7 cm|
|Munsell Color Information||Pale Yellow (2.5Y 8.5/2) -ns|
KN SD 4422 Transliteration 1. ] , o-pa // o-u-qe , pe-qa-to , u-po CUR[ 2. ]i-qi-ja ,/ a-ro-mo-te-me-na , o-u-qe , a-ni-ja , po-si e-e-si[ 1. o-u-qe , pe-qa-to , u-po, over erasure [[o qe, qe]] still visible. Translation 1. contribution and not fot-board underneath CHARIOT 2. chariot fitted out and not reins together they are Comment The 'S' series of tablets refer to military equipment, specifically chariots and chariot-equipment (wheels, spare parts, etc.). Tablet Sd 4422 refers to the contribution of a chariot; a free English translation would be "One horse-chariot without wheels, fully assembled, that there are no bridles attached, nor any...underneath, the feudal contribution of ___________." Tablet So894 records amounts of chariot wheels. As with other tablets in this series, the wheels are described as being of elm-wood (pe-te-re-wa) or willow-wood (e-ri-ka), some with bronze coverings or decorations.
Wood, Heidi, "Casts of Linear B Tablets in the World Heritage Museum. A Translation and Short Commentary", UIUC Paper, April, 1978.
|Credit Line/Dedication||Classical Museum Purchase|
|Reproduction Information||Originals are from the palace at Knossos.|