Neo-Babylonian Cuneiform Tablet


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Artifact Identification Neo-Babylonian Cuneiform Tablet   (1913.14.1652)
  1. Communication Artifacts
  2. :
  3. Documentary Artifacts
  4. :
  5. Other Documents
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date Neo-Babylonian, 745-539 BCE
Culture Neo-Babylonian
Location On Exhibitin the Mesopotamia exhibit

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 5.9 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 4.5 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 2.0 cm
Weight 53 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Ceramic--Earthenware
Manufacturing Processes Inscribing, Handbuilding, Firing
Munsell Color Information Medium Gray (N 5.75/ 27.2% R) -discoloration Yellowish White (10YR 9/2)

Research Remarks

Published Description

Translation: [(Document concerning) [. . .] [property] of Nabu which Sin-etir, [son] of Kina rented out 9lit., gave) to Nabu-ahhe-bullit, son of Nana-aha-iddina from the fifteenth day of the month of Addaru, fourteenth year, until the fifteenth day of the month of Nisanu, fifteenth year of Nabu-na'id, king of Babylon, for a month's rent of four shekels of silver. Sin-etir was paid the four shekels of silver, the rent of his boat, by Nabu-ahhe-bullit. From the fifteenth day of the month of Nisanu, the boat is at the disposal of Sin-etir. Witnesses (are) Madanu-ahhe-iddina, son of Gimillu, descendant of Sigua, Samas-zera-ibni, son of Nana-iddina, descendant of Hanap, Lusu-ana-nuri, son of Nabu-ahhe-bullit, [descendant] of Dabibi, (and) the scribe, Nergal-ina-tesi-etir, [son of] Nabu-musetiq-uri, descendant of Egibi. [Uruk], month of Addaru, fourteenth day, fourteenth year of Nabu-na'id, king of Babylon.] - Sack, Cuneiform Documents from the Chaldean and Persian Periods, page 112. (NOTE: Transliteration and image of tablet also available.)

Description N/A
CDLI NumberP421503 (external link)
Comparanda N/A

(See also 1913.14.0001) Sack, Ronald H. Cuneiform Documents from the Chaldean and Persian Periods. Susquehanna University Press: Selinsgrove, 1994. Catalogue Number 74. Page 112. Photo: "21st Century Museum Visitors & Digital Museum Resources", 12/16/2005.

Artifact History

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

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