ROYAL INSCRIPTION OF IDADDU

MS 4476
MS Short Title ROYAL INSCRIPTION OF IDADDU
Text ROYAL INSCRIPTION: FOR IDADDU, GRANDSON OF EBARAT, SON OF KINDADDU, SHEPHERD OF THE SUN-GOD, BELOVED OF INANA, KING OF ANSHAN, KING OF SIMASHKI AND ELAM, KITEN-RAKITTAPI, THE CHANCELLOR OF ELAM AND CHIEF SCRIBE, HIS SERVANT, MADE THIS VESSEL FOR HIM.
Description MS in Neo Sumerian on bronze, Elam, South-west Iran, 2000-1950 BC, 1 flat shallow vessel, possibly a lid, diam. 20x4 cm, 11 lines in cuneiform script, ruled, within a frame.
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Context The same inscription is also on a bronze pot, which clearly represents the bowl's compantion piece, sold at Christie's in 2001, 25 April, lot 23.
Provenance
Commentary The present inscription gives evidence of the ancestry of 2 kings, and the name of a hitherto unknown grand vizier. This inscription is of great historical importance, since it established that Idattu I was the son of Kindattu and the grandson of Ebarat I, thus confirming the chronological sequence recorded in the "Shimashki Royal List".
Published Andrew George, ed.: Cuneiform Royal Inscriptions and Related Texts in the Schøyen Collection, Cornell University Studies in Assyriology and Sumerology, vol. 17, Manuscripts in the Schøyen Collection, Cuneiform texts VI. CDL Press, Bethesda, MD, 2011, text 18, p. 21-22, pl. XIII.
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Place of origin Elam, Iran
Dates 2000 - 1950 BC

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