Cuneiform Tablet


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Artifact Identification Cuneiform Tablet   (1913.14.0416)
  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, Reign of Šulgi, 2095-2048 BCE
Culture Mesopotamian

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 2.9 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 2.5 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 1.4 cm
Weight 10 g
Measuring Remarks Writing Display.
Materials Ceramic--Earthenware
Manufacturing Processes Inscribing, Handbuilding, Firing
Munsell Color Information Moderate Yellowish Pink (5 YR 7/4) -ns

Research Remarks

Published Description

Listed on database as the period--(ur iii period-drehem) The women of the nobility brought and received animals for the temple offerings. Obverse (Translation) 1. 1 lamb 2. 1 goat 3. Watrat, the prefect 4. (made) delivery (Transliteration) 1. 1 sila 2. 1 màs 3. Wa-at-ra-at/ Ugula 4. mu-tùm Reverse (Translation) 1. (to) Sulgi-simti's (account) 2. Apillia received. 3. the month of the lamentation of the goddess Ninazu. (4) 4. The year when the house of Puzuris-Dagan was built. (Transliteration) 1. dSul-gi-sf / -im-ti 2. À-pil-li-a / i-dib 3. iti ki-sig dNin-a-zu 4. mu è-Puzùr / is dDa-gan / ba-dù

Description N/A
CDLI NumberP128811 (external link)
Comparanda N/A

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 56.

Artifact History

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

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