Cuneiform Tablet, Barley received by Beli-azu.
Unidentified Babylonian maker
Third Dynasty of Ur, 2112-2004 BCE
Overall: 17 5/16 × 16 9/16 in. (44 × 42 cm)
Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Museum Purchase
Place Made: Arabian Peninsula, Iraq, West Asia, Asia
Not on view
Incised, obverse, in cuneiform [translation]: "50 gur, 4 barig and 5 ban2 grain 0 (= 15,290 liter), / seal (= received): Be-li2-a-zu. / Witness: Nu-ur2-dSuen, / (he) made true/permanent; the seal (of)" Incised, reverse, in cuneiform [translation]: "[Be-li2-a-zu was not rolled]. / –––––––––––– / The year (when) the magnificent stele was erected. (ŠS 6)"; stamped, seal one: "dŠu-dSuen, / the mighty king, / king of Ur, / the king of the four quarters"; stamped, seal two: "Nu-ur2-dSuen, / the scribe, / the son (of) I-ti-er3-ra, / (is) your servant."
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 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. 6.
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. 43.
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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