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Record of animals delivered to the temple for sacrifice

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Item Information

Title:
Record of animals delivered to the temple for sacrifice
Description:
Found at Nippur. A record of the receipt of animals delivered to the temple to be offered to various gods. Transcribed by Dr. Edgar J. Banks in a letter dated April 14, 1928: (obverse) 1 lamb for the god Bel, 1 lamb for the goddess Belit, delivered by [illegible] 1 fat sheep and 2 lambs for Bel, 1 fat sheep and 2 lambs for Belit, 1 fat sheep for Ishtar, 1 fat sheep and 1 lamb for the god Nusku[?], 1 fat sheep for the goddess Ninharsag. (Reverse) 1 fat sheep and 1 lamb for the god Shulpauaau, 1 fat lamb for the god [illegible], [...] on the 20th day of the month.
Format:
Objects/Artifacts
Manuscripts
Genre:
Cuneiform tablets
Location:
Boston Public Library
Rare Books Department
Collection (local):
Special Collections, Rare Books
Places:
Iraq
Extent:
1 clay tablet ; 51 x 35 mm.
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Terms of Use:
No known copyright restrictions.
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Restrictions:
Access to physical item by appointment only. Please contact Boston Public Library Rare Books and Manuscripts Department for further information.
Notes (date):
Date: ca. 2350 B.C.E.
Date from last two lines of description.
Notes:
Ms.
Title devised by cataloger.
Script: Inscribed in cuneiform characters.
Origin: Inscribed in Babylonia ca. 2350 B.C.E.
Cataloged under call no. G.Cab.3.137 no.1.
Language:
Akkadian
Call #:
RARE BKS G. Cab.3.137 no.1
Barcode:
39999086126263