EX-VOTO OFFERING TO HEAL FOOT/LEG

MS 3033
MS Short Title OFFERING TO HEAL FOOT/LEG
Text EX-VOTO OFFERING BY A PERSON SUFFERING FROM SOME FOOT OR LEG AILMENT: WHAT SHALL I DO REGARDING MYSELF?, A PLEA TO THE DEITY FOR HEALING INSTRUCTIONS AND ASSISTANCE
Description MS in Sumerian on clay, Sumer, 26th c. BC, 1 votive child foot with 6 toes, 12,2x6,1x5,4 cm, 1 compartment of cuneiform script.
Commentary This votive object is of primary importance in the history of medicine and magic, being the earliest known object in a tradition that continues to this day.
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 9, p. 10, pl. VII.
Place of origin Sumer
Dates 26c BC

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