Cuneiform Tablet, Large and small livestock from various individuals across the state as a muku delivery.

Unidentified Babylonian maker, Puzris-Dagan, Mesopotamia

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2300 BCE

Terracotta

Overall: 15 3/8 × 12 5/8 in. (39 × 32 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of The Dartmouth Scientific Association

23.1.7177

Geography/Culture

Asia, West Asia, Arabian Peninsula, Iraq

Period

3000-2000 BCE

Object Name

Written Communication

Classification

Near East

Not on view

Inscription

Incised, obverse, in cuneiform [translation]: “3 oxen, 2 cows, / 22 sheep, 9 lamps, / 6 goats, 20 she-goats (and) / 1 ewe, dead. / From: Nir-i3-da-gal2, / via: Ar-ši-ah, the royal guard. / 1 ox (and) 13 fat-tailed sheep:” Incised, reverse, in cuneiform [translation]: “I-la-a, the Amorite. / 1 grain-fed lamb: the governor of … / 1 young gazelle: the wife of Nam-zi-tar-ra. / 1 grain-fed sheep (and) 1 grain-fed lamb: / Arad2-mu / ------- / mu-DU delivery (in) the month: A2-ki-ti. (vi) / The year (when) the city of Si-mu-ru-um and the city of Lu-lu-bu were destroyed for the ninth time. (Š 44)” Incised, left edge, in cuneiform [translation]: “Day 13.”

Course History

ANTH 39, Archaeology of the Middle East, Jesse Casana, Fall 2019

ENGS 2, Integrated Design: Engineering, Architecture, and Building Technology, Jack Wilson, Vicki May, Winter 2015

ENGS 2, Integrated Design: Engineering, Architecture, and Building Technology, Jack Wilson, Vicki May, Winter 2015

ENGS 2, Integrated Design: Engineering, Architecture, and Building Technology, Jack Wilson, Vicki May, Winter 2015

ANTH 12.2, The Archaeology of the Ancient Near East, Jason Herrmann, Spring 2013

REL 81, Dickinson Distinguished Scholar Seminar: Orientalism and the Origins of Religion, Susannah Heschel, Fall 2012

Exhibition History

From Discovery to Dartmouth: The Assyrian Reliefs at the Hood Museum of Art, 1856-2006, Alvin P. Gutman Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, October 19, 2006-June 17, 2007.

Publication History

Widell, Magnus, Ur III Economy and Bureaucracy: The Neo-Sumerian Cuneiform Tablets in the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College (I). Orient: Reports of the Society for Near Eastern Studies in Japan, 55 (1), 2019, illustration pg. 41.

Magnus Widell, From Discovery to Dartmouth: The Assyrian Reliefs at the Hood Museum of Art, 1856-2006, A Selection of Cuneiform Tablets from the Hood Museum of Art's Collection, Hanover, New Hampshire: Dartmouth College, 2006, no. 5.

Provenance

Dartmouth Scientific Association; given to present collection, 1923.

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