Cuneiform Tablet, Female work days in the city brewery, under various foremen. From Šeš-saga, Kugani received, within the bala obligation.
Unidentified Babylonian maker
Overall: 23 5/8 × 16 9/16 in. (60 × 42 cm)
Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of The Dartmouth Scientific Association
Place Made: Arabian Peninsula, Iraq, West Asia, Asia
Not on view
Incised, obverse, in cuneiform [translation]: "179 female workers for one day: / Ab-ba-gi-na, / 179 female workers for one day: / Lugal-ku3-zu, / 179 female workers for one day: / Inim-ku3, / 179 female workers for one day: / Ab-ba-e-ne-ge18, / 179 female workers for one day: / Lugal-bad3," Incised, reverse, in cuneiform [translation]: "179 female workers for one day: / Ur-lu2-gu-la, / 179 female workers for one day: / Ur-dŠara2, / 179 female workers for one day: / Lugal-ni-gibil, / Total: 1,432 female workers for one day / stationed (in) the brewery (for) the ??? and the bala obligation. / From Šeš-sig5, / seal (= received): Ku3-ga-ni. / –––––––––––– / The year (when) the city of Hu-uh2-nu-ri was destroyed. (AS 7)" Stamped seal, in cuneiform [translation]: "Ku3-ga-ni, / the scribe, / the son of Ur-dŠul-pa-e3"
ANTH 57, Origins of Inequality, Alan Covey, Winter 2013
REL 81, Dickinson Distinguished Scholar Seminar: Orientalism and the Origins of Religion, Susannah Heschel, Fall 2012
ANTH 12.2, The Archaeology of the Ancient Near East, Jason Herrmann, Spring 2013
ANTH 12.2, Archaeology of the Ancient Near East, Daniel Potts, Spring 2014
ANTH 39, Archaeology of the Middle East, Jesse Casana, Fall 2019
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.
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. 9.
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. 46.
Dartmouth Scientific Association; given to present collection, 1923.
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