MUSIC LESSON ARRANGEMENTS

MS 2951
MS Short Title ABOUT MUSIC LESSON ARRANGEMENTS
Text HEBE-ERIDU THE SON OF ADAD-LAMASI SAT WITH IL-SIRI IN ORDER TO LEARN MUSIC. AT THAT TIME, IN ORDER TO STUDY SINGING, THE TIGIDLU-INSTRUMENT, THE ASILA, TIGI INSTRUMENT, AND THE ADAB INSTRUMENT SEVEN TIMES, ADAD-LAMASI PAID IL-SIRI 5 SHEKELS OF SILVER. ILI-IPPALSANI, THE SCHOOLMASTER
Description MS in Neo Sumerian on clay,probably Larsa, Babylonia, 1900-1700 BC, 1 tablet, 6,5x4,4x2,0 cm, single column, 13 lines in cuneiform script.
Binding Barking, Essex, 2000, blue cloth gilt folding case by Aquarius.
Context

Cf. MS 2340 listing 23 types of musical instruments.

Commentary

There are texts of dialogues between a teacher and a scribe, (Schooldays, see MS 4481) and between an examiner and a student, but a text concerning music lessons is so far unique.

Place of origin probably Larsa, Babylonia
Dates 1900 - 1700 BC

Location