KING SHAR-KALI-SHARRI INSCRIPTION

MS 4556
MS Short Title KING SHAR-KALI-SHARRI INSCRIPTION
Text ROYAL INSCRIPTION OF KING SHAR-KALI-SHARRI OF AKKAD, DESCRIBING HIS CAMPAIGNS AND CONQUESTS; FOUNDATION TABLET
Description MS in Sumerian on light green translucent alabaster, Akkad, Sumer, ca. 2217-2193 BC, 1 partial tablet, 10,0x11,5x4,7 cm, (originally at least ca. 20x25x5 cm), 2+2 columns (originally 4+4 columns), 18 compartments remaining in a formal archaizing cuneiform script of high quality.
Context This tablet closely parallels 2 other Sargonic royal sources: (A) Westenholz 2000: 546, and (B) Frayne 1993. It is virtually certain that it is a duplicate of Sources A and B.
Commentary

This was originally a luxury inscription of impressive size and beauty. No royal inscriptions have so far been published of this king, who is known from other sources, including monumental inscriptions. The king's name have been recut, after another name had been erased, possibly of the previous king, Naram-Sîn (2254-2218 BC).

For another foundation inscription of Gishakidu of Umma, see MS 4983.

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 11, pp. 12-14, pl. VIII.
Place of origin Sumer
Dates ca 2217 - 2193 BC

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