GIFTS FROM THE HIGH AND MIGHTY OF ADAB TO THE HIGH PRIESTESS

MS 3029
MS Short Title GIFTS FROM THE HIGH AND MIGHTY OF ADAB TO THE HIGH PRIESTESS
Text GIFTS FROM THE HIGH AND MIGHTY OF ADAB TO THE HIGH PRIESTESS, ON THE OCCASION OF HER ELECTION TO THE TEMPLE
Description MS in Sumerian on creamy stone, Adab Sumer, 26th c. BC, 1 tablet, 9, 2x9, 2x1, 2 cm, 6+6 columns, 120 compartments of cuneiform script by an expert scribe.
Binding Barking, Essex, 2000, brown mottled calf folding case by Aquarius.
Commentary This tablet has no precedent. It is one of the earliest manuscript witnesses of religious practise. With its polished surface and staggering beauty, it would have been used as an illustration in most textbooks on the ancient Near East, had it been better known. Illustrated here for the first time.
Place of origin Sumer
Dates 26th Century BC

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