LEXICAL LIST OF SPECIES OF FISH

MS 2722
MS Short Title LEXICAL LIST OF SPECIES OF FISH
Text LEXICAL LIST OF SPECIES OF FISH, SUCH AS: FIRE FISH, BITTER FISH, COW FISH, SANDAL FISH, SNAKE FISH; SCHOOL TEXT
Description MS in Neo Sumerian on clay, probably Larsa, Babylonia, 2000-1700 BC, 1 tablet, 9,8x9,8x2,5 cm, 3 columns, 22 lines in cuneiform script by a competent scribal student.
Context A late interpretation of the Early Dynastic Fish List. By the same scribe as MS 3373.
Commentary Lexical lists of fish are known from all periods, except the present Old Babylonian. The fish species on this tablet is, however, so far, not duplicated on any of these.
Published Miguel Civil: The Lexical Texts in the Schøyen Collection, Cornell University Studies in Assyriology and Sumerology, vol. 12, Manuscripts in the Schøyen Collection, Cuneiform texts V. CDL Press, Bethesda, MD, 2010, text 6.2.2, pp. 189-190.
Place of origin Babylonia
Dates 2000-1700 BC

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