Cuneiform Tablet


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Artifact Identification Cuneiform Tablet   (1913.14.0180)
  1. Communication Artifacts
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  3. Documentary Artifacts
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  5. Other Documents
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date Ur III, 1895–1712 BCE?
Culture Mesopotamian

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 5.7 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 3.4 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 2.0 cm
Weight 43 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Ceramic--Earthenware
Manufacturing Processes Inscribing, Handbuilding, Firing
Munsell Color Information Yellowish Gray (2.5Y 8.5/2) Moderate Yellowish Pink (5YR 7/4) Dark Gray (N 4.25/ 13.7% R)

Research Remarks

Published Description

Obverse: (Transliteration) 1. 1 gu 4 2. 3 áb 3. 3 udu 4. 9 U8 5.11 más 6. 3 ùz (Translation) 1. 1 ox 2. 3 cows 3. 3 sheep 4. 9 ewes 5. 11 goats 6. 3 she-goats Reverse: (Transliteration) 7. ba-ús 8. é-muhaldim-sè 9. u4 11-kam 10. ki In-ta-è-a-ta 12. iti ezen-mah en dNanna/ba-hun I.E. 4 gu4 26 udu Translation: 7. dead, 8. for the kitchen, 9. on the 11th day 10.from Intaea 11. were expended. 12. The month of the great festival. (9) 13. The year when the high priestess of the god Nanna was installed. (total:) 4 cattle and 26 small cattle ( Sumerian Economic Texts From the Drehem Archive)

Description N/A
CDLI NumberP420562 (external link)
Comparanda N/A

(See also 1913.14.0001) Kang, Shin T. Sumerian Economic Texts From the Drehem Archive, v. I. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 1972.

Artifact History

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

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