Cuneiform Tablet, Milk-fed lambs and kids received by Šulgi-ayya-mu.

Unidentified Babylonian maker, Puzris-Dagan, Mesopotamia

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Third Dynasty of Ur, 2112-2004 BCE

Terracotta

Overall: 10 1/4 × 9 1/16 in. (26 × 23 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Museum Purchase

23.2.7212

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]: "4 milk-fed lambs, / 1 milk-fed female lamb, / 2 milk-fed female kids, / (from) U-tu-da." Incised, reverse, in cuneiform [translation]: "Day 11, / dŠul-gi-a-a-mu, / received. / The month: u5-bi2-gu7. (iii) / The year (when) Amar-Suen, the king, destroyed the city of Ur-bi2-lum. (AS 2)" Incised, left edge, in cuneiform [translation]: "7 (lambs)"

Course History

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

ANTH 12.2, Archaeology of the Ancient Near East, Daniel Potts, Spring 2014

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

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. 42.

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. 7.

Provenance

Collected by Edgar James Banks (1866-1945), about 1898-1921 [purchase arranged through Professor W. H. (William Hamilton) Wood (1874-1953), Class of 1917H, Professor of Biblical History and Literature]; sold to present collection, 1923.

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