INVENTORY OF A SMALL FAMILY

MS 2726
MS Short Title INVENTORY OF A SMALL FAMILY
Text INVENTORY OF A SMALL FAMILY CONSISTING OF ONE FEMALE SLAVE AND HER 4 CHILDREN
Description MS in archaic Sumerian on clay, Sumer, Uruk IV, 32nd c. BC, 1 tablet, 5,9x6,5x2,4 cm, 2 columns, 5 compartments of pictographic script, rollsealed on all 6 surfaces with a seal depicting 3 men and a boy herding goats.
Context The same scribe and seal as on MS 2727, which is concerning 5 female slaves. Other similar tablets are MSS 4482 and 4483.
Commentary This is the only case where 2 Uruk IV tablets are rollsealed with identical seals. Surprisingly, they were rollsealed before being inscribed, cf. the explanation given under MS 2963
Place of origin Sumer
Dates 32c BC

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