Neo-Babylonian Cuneiform Tablet


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Artifact Identification Neo-Babylonian Cuneiform Tablet   (1913.14.1706)
Communication Artifacts : Documentary Artifacts : Other Documents
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location Asia, West, Iraq
Period/Date First Dynasty Babylon (OB), 1895-1712 BCE
Culture Babylonian
Location On Exhibitin the Mesopotamia exhibit

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 5.5 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 3.8 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 1.8 cm
Weight 40 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Ceramic--Earthenware
Manufacturing Processes Inscribing, Handbuilding, Firing
Munsell Color Information Yellowish White (10YR 9/2) -body

Research Remarks

Published Description

Translation: [[. . .] Testimony concerning thirty ewes [. . .] Balassu, son of Bel-ibni, before [. . .] Iqisa, son of Nabu-zera-[iddina], [. . .] Balassu will give testimony in the presence of Nabu-ahhe-iddina, and the executive assistants of Eanna. If he testifies. he [will go free]. If he does not testify, Iqisa will deliver the thirty ewes to Eanna. Witnesses (are) Nadin, son of Marduk, descendant of Babutti, Rimut, son of Balatu, descendant of Hanap, Imbea, son of Taqis-Gula, descendant of Hanbua, Nabu-ahhe-sullim, son of Bel-usezib, descendant of Kuri [and] the scribe, Nabu-bani-ahi, son of Ibna, [descendant] of Ekur-zakir. Uruk, month of Du'uzu, [. . .] day, fourteenth year of Nabu-kudurri-usur, king of Babylon.] - Sack, Cuneiform Documents from the Chaldean and Persian Periods, page 115-116. (NOTE: Transliteration and image of tablet also available.)

Description N/A
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 80. Page 115-116.

Artifact History

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

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