Cuneiform Tablet


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Artifact Identification Cuneiform Tablet   (1913.14.0524)
  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 Amar-Sin, 2047-2039 BC
Culture Mesopotamian

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 3.7 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 3.7 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 1.7 cm
Weight 28 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

Ur III Period Obverse (Translation) 1. The tablet basket, 2. (in which) the "I.O.U." tablets 3. of Lugal-mu-ma-aga, the prefect 4. are placed. 5. The year when Amar-Sin, the king, destroyed (the city) Urbilum. (Transliteration) 1. pisan-dub-ba 2. dub-ganà(m)-ba 3. Lugal-mu-ma-àg(a) ugula 4. i-gàl 5. mu dAmar-dEN.ZU lugal / Ur-bi-lumki mu-hul Reverse Not Inscribed.

Description N/A
CDLI NumberP128946 (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 191. Jacobsen, Thorkild. Cuneiform Texts in the National Museum, Copenhagen, Leiden (1939), p. 28, n. 1 and "Corrections" p. 2.

Artifact History

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

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