[Collection of cuneiform tablets].
- [between 2100 BCE and 2000 BCE]
- Physical Description:
- 5 clay tablets in one box ; box 27 x 23 x 8 cm
- Collection of five cuneiform tablets containing administrative, economic documents from Ur III. Texts of tablets 1 and 3 likely from Puzrish-Dagan. Tablet 1 dates to the 4th month of the 44th year of King Shulgi and documents the delivery of 93 male and 124 female onagers delivered to Nasag by Lugalanabtum. Includes anatomical descriptions of some animals. The obverse of tablet 3 documents the delivery of grass-fed sheep for a ritual held by King Shu-Sin for the arrival of new statues of the chief god and goddess Enlil and Ninlil. The transverse describes a festival called esz3-esz3 held on the 7th day of the month, also involving royal participation, and then a delivery of grass fed sheep for the governor Hulibar of a region DuhduhNI. The tablet then names other officials, including Sinkashid the chief minister and Aradmu the bailiff. The text dates to the sixth month of the third year of King Shu-Sin of Ur.
- Likely acquired from Edgar James Banks
- All tablets roughly rectangular and between 1 and 2 cm deep. Height and width are approximately: 39 x 3.4 mm (tablet 1); 45 x 43 mm (tablet 2); 46 x 38 mm (tablet 3); 94 x 52 mm (tablet 4); 93 x 56 mm (tablet 5).
Tablet 5 damaged; piece of one corner wanting.
Tablet 4 rubbed.
All tablets inscribed on both front and back; some also have text on the sides.
3D-printed reproduction of tablet 1 available (8.5 x 7 x 2 cm).
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